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

produced with grapes from organic agriculture

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 2015

An easy year, everything started in the right time, starting from April with the first shoots that came out in the middle of the month. Few rains and in any case after many days have characterized all the vegetative development of the plants, greatly facilitating the prevention of late blight and with few treatments we managed to arrive in July. Flowering began in late May and thanks to the good season it arrived quickly for fruit set. Hot July brought the plants close to stress but by managing the land well and some providential rains they avoided problems. August with veraison started towards the beginning of the month lasted for twenty days; end of the month with some rains and slightly lower temperatures. Good and dry September with average temperatures brought the grapes to a good sugar content already in the middle of the month, perhaps too quickly considering that the maturation of the skins and the seeds was back. We were in no hurry to harvest despite the high sugars, the grapes had perfect acidity and an excellent maturity of both the skins and the pips was reached. Harvest from 5th to 7th October.

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 - Podere Sanlorenzo
lt. 0,75
Alcoholic strength
15,5% vol.
Sangiovese 100%
Gardini 97+ - Vinous Antonio Galloni 95 - BIBENDA Cinque Grappoli - Quattro Viti Ais 94/100 vino "Cupido"

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