BRAMANTE RISERVA Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G.

The Riserva di Brunello di Montalcino Bramante only comes in exceptional years from a selection of the best grapes.

Aged for more than three years in medium-sized wooden casks, it is bottled in its fourth year and left to rest in the bottle until the January of the sixth year after it is harvested.

Description of the year 2013

Spring that begins with heavy rains in March. April, on the other hand, was sunny and hot, while the month of May recorded more rain than the average that allowed the plant to accumulate important water reserves to cope with the summer. The months of June, July and August were not very hot and with rains in some cases excessive. The climate a little colder in recent years has delayed both the veraison (August 10) and the ripening of the grapes and it was necessary to reduce the load of grapes on the plants to encourage full maturation. Good start of October and the healthy grapes allowed to wait to harvest for a good ripening.

Grape: 100% Sangiovese

Harvest: the slightly late harvest of these grapes results in a very fruity wine with significant body. The grapes are harvested by hand.

Vinification: in the cantina, after a light pressing of the bunches, fermentation takes place for 25 days in steel vats at controlled temperatures, where the wine is subject to periodic pumping up and dèlastage.

Aging: the wine is refined together with the lees, in vats that have an average capacity of 10 hectolitres sothat an optimum equilibrium is achieved. Before being placed on the market the wine undergoes an ulterior 4-month refinement in the bottle.

Characteristics: dark garnet red, with a generous nose, it has aromas of dried flowers, spices, and ripe fruits. It finishes long.

Combinations: A very good accompaniment for game, beef, and seasoned pecorino cheese.


Data sheet

Azienda Agricola Luciano Ciolfi
lt. 0,75
Alcoholic strength
14,5% vol.
Sangiovese 100%
AIS Quattro Viti - Bibenda Cinque Grappoli - Vinous Antonio Galloni 95 - Gardininotes 94 - Falstaff Magazin 93

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