||Altitude: 400 m. a.s.l. Exposure: South East.
||Before the fermentation the grapes were subjected to a cold pre-fermentative maceration which consists in cooling the grapes at a temperature of 16°C in an environment protected by CO2. This process increases the extraction of polyphenols and aroma compounds. The regular alcoholic fermentation followed and lasted 16-17 days at a controlled temperature of 27-28 °C.
||After the racking and the malolactic fermentation the wine aged in small-medium size oak barrels (2,25 – 15 hl) for the first months. Later it completed the aging in larger oak barrels, for a total period of 3 years and then is bottled at least 6 months before the release.
||Wine for important occasions, matches roast or braised meat, game and mature cheeses.
||Price Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2013 € 59.90