Brunello di Montalcino DOCG - 2013
Sangiovese is the main grape used in the popular red wines of Tuscany, where it is the solitary grape of Brunello di Montalcino and the primary component of the wines of Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and many "Super Tuscans". Both young and old Brunello will be prone to high tannins, high acidity and prominent fruit flavours that do not recede but merely soften with ageing. It can easily age several decades or more. To be called Brunello, the wine must be aged 5 years before to be released.
The winemaking history of Lambardi starts in 1965 when the family acquired a small plot of vineyards just outside of the stunning city of Montalcino. They right away they started the wine production with the release of their first vintage of Brunello di Montalcino 1973 (officially released 1978. Today the winery produces approximately 12000 bottles from 6,5 hectars of land. Technology and innovation have contributed to increase the quality of these wines through the years, reaching outstanding levels nowdays. For Lambardi, ageing Brunello in big oak casks, like the traditional winemakers do, represents the perfect balance to the cycle of life for the Sangiovese grape.
The wine shows a deep red ruby colour with clear pomegranate reflections. On the nose a complex and persistent bouquet of pink and red flowers, with fruity fresh cherry, raspberry character. Austere with its body, holds an important tannic structure.
Vinification occurs through long period of maceration (30-40 days) followed by an extended maturation in big slavonian barrels for 24-36 months.
|NAME:||Lambardi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG|
|APPELLATION:||Brunello di Montalcino DOCG|
|GRAPE VARIETY:||100% Sangiovese|
|AGING:||Big Slavonian oak barrels for 24-36 months|