Brunello di Montalcino DOCG RISERVA 2012

A wine capable of challenging time, elegant and balanced, with intense aromas, austere finesse and perfect roundness. It is a production limited only to really excellent years, through a rigorous selection of the grapes. Respecting the land deeply, it is the best expression of quality of Sangiovese Grosso di Montalcino. A rare diamond that will surprise even the most demanding palates and that, with its great structure and persistence, will lead you on an exceptional sensorial journey. Ideal combination for the great aromatic and tasty Tuscan dishes, like red meats, game and stews, or great wine for meditation.

Grape varietal: carefully selected Sangiovese Grosso, also known as “Brunello” in Montalcino

Vinification: long fermentation on pomace, with frequent pumping of the wine over the cap, maximum temperature left to rise freely up to 32°C

Ageing in wood: 36 months in medium-large Slavonian and French oak barrels

Refinement in bottle: more than the required minimum of 6 months, in compliance with the production discipline, in airconditioned rooms

Colour: intense ruby red tending towards garnet

Bouquet: elegant and fruity, very intense and complex with balsamic notes

Taste: great structure and elegance, harmonius, austere, extremely persistent and deep

Food pairings: flavoursome dishes like roasted red meats and game,  seasoned cheeses. Try with plain chocolate. Open the bottle at least two hours before to let the wine breathe. Serve at 18° C in large crystal glasses

First vintage produced: 1993

Climate conditions: A vintage pretty unusual for Brunello, with a hot winter compared to local average temperatures and a lot of snow at the end of the season that put to the test buds risking frosts. After a constant spring temperature, vines suffered a hot and dry summertime without rains until august, reacting thanks to water reserves of february snowfalls. After a hot late august and good temperature excursions between day and night, the harvest was in time in september.


Data sheet

Azienda Agricola Franco Pacenti - Canalicchio
lt. 0,75
Alcoholic strength
14,5% vol.
Sangiovese 100%
Vinous Antonio Galloni 95/100 - Vini Buoni d'Italia Quattro Stelle - Wine Advocate 93/100 - Wine Enthusiast 92/100 - Decanter 92/100 - Jancis Robinson 17,5/20 - Vinum 17,5/20

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