||Greppone Mazzi Brunello di Montalcino is the quintessential Brunello--traditional, elegant and deeply rooted in the terroir of Montalcino, a small hilltop village in southern Tuscany. This wine is crafted from a specific clone of the Sangiovese grape called Sangiovese Grosso, locally referred to as Brunello, or ‘little dark one.’ Famous for its power, longevity and elegance, this grape produces a wine which excels not only in structure but also in finesse. Greppone Mazzi Brunello di Montalcino exemplifies the philosophy of Ruffino’s estate wines: century-long winemaking expertise coupled with artisan control over every step of production from vine to bottle. The label depicts an ironwork star that graces an ancient cistern on the Greppone Mazzi estate.
||Greppone Mazzi Estate vineyards in Montalcino. Altitude: 210-460 meters above sea level.
||Wide day-night temperature swings, especially during summer.
||Hilly land with soil rich in skeleton.
||Only the best, hand-harvested grapes are used to produce Greppone Mazzi Brunello di Montalcino. Picking took place in mid-October, with several passes through the vineyards to pick bunches at exactly the right state of maturation.
||Alcoholic fermentation, aided by racking and punching down, took place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 82°–86°F (28°–30°C) for two weeks. It was followed by further maceration on the skins for 10 days.
||After completing malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged in 792–1,585 gallon (30–60 hectoliter) oak casks for 36 months. After approximately six months resting in stainless steel tanks, the wine was bottled and aged for a minimum of 12 months before release.
||Greppone Mazzi Brunello di Montalcino is a rich, intensely flavored wine that begs for dishes such as rack of lamb, seared duck breast with grilled Portobello mushrooms, or cinghiale (wild boar ragu) over pasta. It is also a natural with cheeses such as Pecorino Toscano and Taleggio.
||價格 Ruffino Brunello di Montalcino Greppone Mazzi 2011 HK$ 390.00