Quite dusty structure with characteristic grip and sandy texture, but with a velvety, powerful red fruit core. An old school/traditional Brunello that will be superb tonight and for the next decade.
Italy > Tuscany > Montalcino
Low Intervention, Organic, Vegan-Friendly
Medium-long fermentation on pomace, with frequent pumping of the wine over the cap, maximum temperature left to rise freely up to 30°C and then aged for more than 30 months in medium-large Slavonian and French oak barrels.
From the winery: "Despite higher spring temperatures than the avarage with less rainfalls and a dry and hot summertime, grapes were in perfect shape thanks to the clay soil that hold water deeper, surviving the drought of the whole year. Consequently vines soffered, getting a faster maturation of the grapes. Few rainfalls in September brought a balance that allow us to harvest at the beginning of the month. A good vintage, with -30% of the entire production due to the frost we had in April when bud breaks already started due to higher temperatures".
Rosildo Pacenti, born in 1924, purchased the Canalicchio farm in 1962 and was among the 25 founders of the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino in 1967. His son Franco turned the winery into a world-class producer and now, his children, Lisa, Serena and Lorenzo are largely responsible for production.