|| Dry red wine, Sangiovese 100%, from our vineyards located in the municipality of Montalcino. Brunello is the "heart" of the Fattoria dei Barbi, we produce since 1892 and that for over a century has won accolades and awards all over the world.
||Spring and early summer were rainy and characterized by temperatures below average. By contrast, the months of August and September with a hot, dry climate have led to optimal ripeness. The harvest began on September 23 and ended on October 13.
||Ferments on average 14 days in steel tanks without ever exceeding 28 ° C, it is then aged at least two years in oak casks and four months in the bottle.
||The grapes are de-stemmed pigiate- have suffered a sudden drop in temperature up to 16 ° C, in a protected environment of CO². This process of cooling the grape skin allows to obtain a higher extraction of the content in anthocyanins and polyphenols. The normal alcoholic fermentation lasted for about 16/17 days at a controlled temperature of 27 ° - 28 ° C. After racking is followed by malolactic fermentation
||The wine was answered in woods medium-small capacity (25.2 hectoliters - 20/40 hl) which was followed by the passage in barrels at higher capacity Brunello Vintage is raised in barrels for at least two years and aged in bottle for a minimum of 4 months.
|| In the kitchen is combined with noble roasts, especially game birds and game animals, even jugged, it is great with braised meats, stews and cheeses ripened hard cheese, such as Parmesan and Tuscan Pecorino. Between meals, it becomes a great sipping wine.
||Price Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino 2013 € 28.06