Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2016
Sangiovese from Brunello di Montalcino, Italy – 750ml
ScoresWS 95 WE 99 RP 97
Producer Tasting NotesThe grapes of Brunello Riserva generally come from our oldest vineyards, making a concentrated, long-living wine of superior quality and pleasantness. With the right storage conditions, the Brunello Riserva’s evolution can develop over several decades.
Vineyard NotesThe vineyards, of approximately fourteen hectares, are mostly located on the north-eastern slope of Montalcino, with the classic exposure for Brunello. Other vineyards are located south-east, where the soil is mixed (tuff and clay). The cordons of grapevines are trained horizontally, following the classic bilateral cordon system, thanks to which there is a limited number of buds per plant and a density that ranges between 3333 and 5600 vine stocks per hectare. A careful green pruning is carried out by thoughtfully thinning out the grapes, according to each particular year’s climate. The average yield per hectare never goes beyond 50, 000 kg of grapes per year.
WinemakingBrunello di Montalcino Fuligni is vinified in stainless steel vats of a maximum of sixty hectolitres which are kept in a temperature-controlled vat cellar a few metres from the vineyards. After fermentation, the grapes linger on the skins for some time before malolactic transformation starts. As per regulation, vintage Brunello has to be refined for four years (Brunello regular), whereas the riserva Brunello needs to be refined for five years (Brunello riserva). Refinement in wood is followed by refinement in stainless steel and then in bottles for approximately eight months, before the wines are ready to be launched on the market.
AgeingOn the best vintage years, Fuligni selects a Brunello Riserva which is refined for five years, as per regulation, three and a half of which in wood. About one quarter of the future Brunello is refined in five-hectoliter Allier tonneaux, which allow anthocyanins to settle, whereas the rest is refined in traditional Slavonian oak barrels of 20 to 30 hectolitres. The barrels are meticulously made by long-standing artisan companies and some of them are kept in the old cellar below the 16th century Medicean Palazzo, still the residence of the Fuligni family.
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