Fanti Brunello Di Montalcino Vallocchio Docg 2016 cod FNT-W7-2016
Exactly in the territory of Castelnuovo dell'Abate was traced the oldest certificate (early 14th century) of the best known wine that was produced in those districts: it is the toponym "Vallocchio Brunello", located between "Podio Rubeo” and “Piage di Monte Caprile”. Here, the five oldest vineyards of the estate extend and since 2010, only in excellent vintages, we produce this particular selection of Brunello di Montalcino, a wine rich in structure and aromatic complexity.
James Suckling 95
Wines Critic (R. Vecchione) 97
Wine Advocate (R. Parker) 95
Grape variety: Sangiovese
Vineyards: 5 hectares
Age of the vines: 20-30 years
Soils: medium texture, rich in galestro and well draining
Altitude: 230-250 m a.s.l.
Yield: 60 quintals per hectare
Harvest: manual, from the second half of September to the middle of
Vinification: after a manual selection on the sorting tables, the grapes
undergo alcoholic and malolactic fermentation for 30 days in stainless
steel tanks at a controlled temperature (max. 30°C).
Barrel ageing: 24 months in wood, 50 % in tonneaux of 500 lt. and 50% in
big oak barrels of 30 hl.
Bottle ageing: 18 months.
Alcohol content: 14.5 %
Acidity: 5.3 g/l
Sugar content: <0.5 g/l
Color: intense ruby red with garnet nuances.
Nose: sweet spices such as cardamom follow the pleasant sweet notes of
caramel and icing sugar.
Palate: the attack shows balsamic notes of eucalyptus, spice notes pepper
and fruity notes of clack cherry. Structured and full body with soft tannins
that give smoothness on the finish.
Available formats: bottles of 0.750 lt., 1