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 2007

The year 2007 was characterised by anomalous sessonal weather. Given this context, the vines developed differently than in other years,with the first buds and flowers appearing prematurely (by 20-25 days). In June and July we had a slowdowan of growth and a premature darkening of color (by 15 July) that continue in an anomalous way because of the rains and unseasonably low temperatures during the month of August, which evened out the early development ad accumulated during the proceeding months. In this weather the grapes grew healthy, the bunches on the vines were spaced out and well arranged on the plants (the result of a careful selection), and we arrived at maximum maturity without any problems. The harvest took place at the same time as in other years (1-2 october), and once in the cantina, the grapes were found to have a percentage of sugar that was above average, while the acidity was maintained at a good level. On the whole, an excellent harvest.

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/Duemilavini Cinque Grappoli - Wine Enthusiast 93/100 - Doctorwine 93/100 - Vinum Wine Magazine 16/20

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