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Tenuta Santo Pietro Brunello di Montalcino

Intense and persistent with a round wood fragrance. Strong bouquet of wild-berry and dried ripe cherry.

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Description

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG is made from Sangiovese grapes that are aged for 24 months in oak barrels and 6 months in the bottle. The color is intense, bright red that tends towards maroon as it ages. The intensity of the nose increases with age; it expresses complexity varying from spices to oak, to tobacco and wild berries. It is dry and warm with refined aromatic tannins and a bold yet well-rounded structure. The bouquet is intense, and the flavor is strong. It pairs beautifully with red meats, game, grilled meats, and aged cheeses. A great meditation wine.

Specifications

GRAPES
Sangiovese; clone: Sangiovese Grosso
ALCOHOL CONTENT
14.5% vol.
VINIFICATION
Alcoholic fermentation with a long maceration of vinasse.  Controlled temperature at 30-32˚C.  Malolactic fermentation ended immediately after drawing off.
AGING
24 months in 30hl Slavonian oak barrels and 6 months in the bottle.

The Producer

Located between Pienza and Montepulciano on the Strada del Chianti (dei Colli Senesi), Tenuta Santo Pietro’s 72-acre estate was part of a larger farm system laid out by Pope Pius II in the mid-1400s. Today it is a self-sufficient gentleman’s farm with twelve acres of vineyards and twelve acres of olive trees. We purchased the property in 2006 and undertook extensive renovations of the villa and the vineyards.

Our vineyards now include 12 acres of old and new growth vines of Sangiovese, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah grapes. We produce approximately 1,800 cases of wine per year. We pride ourselves on the small production of the highest quality wine we can make on-site in our newly completed winery.

We currently produce six wines from our vineyards: Pio II, a lively, classic Chianti DOCG (WS 87) and it’s aged version, Pio II Riserva, Viper, a richly-blended Super Tuscan (WS 88), Perceptum, and IGT of international varietals (WS 89), Letizia, a light, crisp rose made of 100% Sangiovese and 23.10, a special vintner’s blend.  All our wines go well with just about everything there is to eat in this area – cheeses, meats, pastas, and vegetables. 

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