||Poggio al Vento (SI); average height 350 meters above sea level.
||A very good vintage with ordinary weather conditions: adequate rain in spring, regular hot and dry temperatures in summer. Nice autumn and excellent conditions for the harvest. As a result the wines are very concentrated, structured and have a long ageing capacity.
||Manual harvest with rigorous selection of the best bunches, in the vineyard at first and subsequently on the selection belt in the cellar.
||Fermentation at controlled temperature below 30°C. 25 days of maceration in wide and short stainless steel tanks (greater contact between skins and must with a better polyphenolic extraction), daily punching down in the morning and pumping over in the evening.
||4 years in Slavonian and French oak casks, followed by 2 years of refinement in bottle, all of this in a conditioned environment.
||Goes well with red meat preparations such as stews and braised dishes, is excellent even with furry game, mature cheese, even spicy.
||Price Col D'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino Poggio al Vento Riserva 2012 € 87.84