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fossacolle brunello mntlcno riserva 2012

$134.99 SPECIAL $129.99


To mark the winery's 10th anniversary we decided to release our first Brunello di Montalcino Riserva ever, which we continue to issue every vintage as our best bottling with special numbered labels.

All the vinification process of this great wine, even the malolactic fermentation, take place in small concrete vats. The best grapes coming form our oldest vineyard, are picked and selected by hand in small cases and after a soft press vinificated with a cold pre-fermentation and a long maceration with frequent pumping over and delestage, looking for the best extraction for an harmonious texture and a great complexity. After the malolactic fermentation the wine starts the ageing phase in wood, for 24 months in 2nd passage french Barriques specially selected. Another year in concrete vats complete the ageing process and without any filtration but just with a static settling the wine is bottled and starts a long bottle ageing.

93 POINTS - The Wine Advocate "The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva offers plumpness and softness that you don't find as easily in the more acidic (and nervous) 2013 vintage. This vintage saw a warm and dry summer season, and those conditions tend to add more weight and textural heaviness to Sangiovese. This Riserva opens to a dark color and medium-rich concentration. The bouquet is fleshed out with red and purple fruit tones of cherry, plum and blackberry. The finish shows ample power and density."

93 points - James Suckling
Aromas of blackberries, blueberries and cherries with hints of walnuts. Some cedar, too. Full body, dusty tannins and a flavorful finish. Big and juicy. Tannic. Needs a couple years more to soften.

90 points - Wine & Spirits
The warmth of the 2012 vintage comes through in this wine's robust alcohol (15 percent) and flavors of dark cherry and dried plum. Aged for two years in second-use barriques, it retains chewy tannins and notes of cedar, tobacco and spice.

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