Brunello di Montalcino Campo del Prete 2012 0,75 Lt
A link with the tradition...
“Hidden behind scented foliage, encircled by chestnut trees and vineyards, the nice village of Montalcino reigns for its unquestionable duty over the rich Sienese land. Several pages of history will be told by every single stone, on every single page…a glory becoming legend..."
These verses, taken from Montalcino’s anthem, are reported on the label of the Campo del Prete Brunello di Montalcino first release, by explicit will of (its) winemaker, Edward Corsi.
It is produced in memory of grandfather Giovanni, who has dedicated his time growing the Campo del Prete vineyard, and definitely reveals a unique character.
The winery’s history started in Montalcino over fifty years ago when Edward’s grandfather, Giovanni Corsi, bought a plot called Campo del Prete on Poggio d’Arna hills (a much suitable area, where even Etruscan people had settled many years before)where to plant and grow Sangiovese Grosso, a tough variety but with great potential.
The passion for wine was born thanks to the work of grandpa Giovanni, who throughout his life struggled to exploit the land that are today home to this vineyard.
Slope and Position: hilly southwest
Altitude: 410m above sea level
Climate: typically Mediterranean with precipitation concentrated in spring and autumn months. The location of our vineyards, the ventilation and the lack of fog guarantee the best conditions for vine vegetation and for the health of the grapes
Soil Composition: tuffaceous and rich of stones
Variety: 100% Sangiovese select
Training System and Pruning: Horizontal cordon training with short pruning, 4 to 5 spurs with maximum of 2 buds per plant which allows for a low yield per hectare, 50 to 60 quintals of grapes
Cultivation Techniques: are entirely done by hand with particular care and attention to the winter pruning, the selection of shoots and the thinning out of the grapes
Harvest: first twenty days of October in 2012 vintage
Vinification: the grapes are vinified separately in steel vats. The fermentation is temperature controlled between 24° and 26° with a long maceration of the grapes, which, with frequent pumping over of the cap and délestage, allow for the extraction of polyphenols from the skins which has an important function in the longevity and quality of the wine
Drawing off: soft pressing to separate the skins from the wine
Ageing: three year, instead of only two required by the disciplinary, in 25 to 30 hl oak barrels and at least one year in the bottle
Organoleptic Characteristics: This outstanding Brunello di Montalcino Campo del Prete has been created from the first vineyard planted from Giovanni Corsi, Edward’s grandfather. This piece of land called ‘Campo del Prete’ (land of the priest), located above the famous hills of Sant’Antimo Abbey, was chosen from Giovanni because it had the perfect features for a great Sangiovese and in fact is a great Sangiovese the wine we obtain.
Dark red with flavour of black and wild cherries. Floral overtones and sweet wood, complex and powerful. In the mouth body and elegant tannins. All flavours are repeated in the after-taste with dominating flavours of fruits and minerality. A taste of territory with the best representative characteristics of a traditional Sangiovese.
Alcohol content 14.50%. Recommended serving temperature between 18° and 20°. Decant in carafe so wine can breathe better in order to obtain its total elegance and purity. Conserve the bottle in horizontal position.