Villa Al Cortille Brunello di Montalcino 2016

40,70 €

Villa al Cortile, Farm estate in Montalcino owned by the Piccini family, started in 1882 when Angiolo Piccini could only count on the strength of his passion.   It is located on the side of the Brunello di Montalcino production area, covering 12 hectares of vineyards. Brunello is the quintessencial of Villa al Cortile eas it embodies the strong belief that its character exalts the Sangiovese variety   and its home territory....

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Producer Producer: Piccini - Villa al Cortile
Foreign Region Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany - Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Grapes Sangiovese (100%)
Soil The 12 ha of Villa al Cortile estate are split between 8 ha located in Montosoli, the North part of Montalcino and 4 ha located in Lavacchio, on the South West slopes of Montalcino.
Winemaking Hand harvest. Maceration on the skins is followed by fermentation in temperature controlled medium and small stainless steel vats for 12 days with frequent pumping over and one or two delestage. Malolactic fermentation occurs naturally.
Aging 4 years of which 24 months in oak barrels of 25 and 50 hl, followed by 6 months in bottle.
Capacity 750 ml
Volume Alcohol by Volume: 14%
Temperature 17ºC - 19ºC
Harmonizations Red meats, game and aged cheeses.
Wine's Awards 95 Points - Wine Enthusiast (Editors' Choice)

Villa al Cortile, Farm estate in Montalcino owned by the Piccini family,  started in 1882 when Angiolo Piccini could only count on the strength of his passion.  It is located on the side of the Brunello di Montalcino production area, covering 12 hectares of land. The 12 hectares are divided between 8 hectares of Montesoli, to the north and 4 hectares of Lavacchio, located southwest of Montalcino.

The vineyards in the northern area have a north and north-east exposure, with significantly cooler temperatures, which usually give a more marked acidity, a fundamental element for a classic Brunello destined for a long aging.

Especially during the ripening phase of the grapes, the temperatura range plays a fundamental role in the formations of primary aromas, when the first morning sun takes away the cold of the night.

Thus hot days and cold nights lenghthen the maturation, helping to give finesse and depth to the wine.

Production Philosophy
In the production of Brunello they try to follow the rules of simplicity, balance and tradition. The ambition is to respect as much as possible the combination of grape variety and territory, despite the difference that each vintage brings with it.

This means above all not looking for maximum extraction, exasperated concentration and strong flavors, but rather balance and harmony, enhancing the characteristics of Sangiovese in its territory of excellence, Montalcino.

The racking of the flower wine is followed by a soft pressing of the marc. The new wine is then left to settle in order to eliminate the lees, leaving the malolactic fermentation to take place naturally.

Brunello and Brunello Riserva age in wood between 24 and 36 months, during which the wines, always divided into individual vineyards of origin, are constantly monitored. Sangiovese and its characteristics receive the most tender care.

The aging process in wood is necessary to increase the complexity of the wines, without altering the original component coming from the grapes. For this reason they use oak baeeels of volumes between 20 and 50 hectoliters that do not release too much spicy hints of wood.

Dry Sweet
Un-oaked Oak aged
Light Full-bodied
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