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Red, Rich, Elegant, 2010; Region: Tuscany.
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Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
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Alcohol Content: 14 %Soil Type: Limestone, clay, schist, volcanic soil, crumbly marl (galestro)Serving Temp: 20 °C.
Brunello wine, from the town of Montalcino located in south of Tuscany, is one of the most powerful expression of the native Sangiovese grape in Italy, very well-known worldwide and together with its Italian counterpart, Amarone and Barolo, often referred as high quality wines that are able to command premium prices.
The Sangiovese grapes is a very important native and signature red grape of Italy, usually has thin skins and hence often produces softer style of red wines. However, due to the warmth and dry climatic conditions in Montalcino, the Sangiovese grapes ripens much more, building up rich flavours and concentration. Furthermore, during the production of Brunello wines, extended period of maceration process is required, meaning soaking the skins of the grapes with the wine, to allow extraction of maximum colour and flavours.
Castello Tricerchi, means castle of the Tricerchi family, has a long history dated back to the twelfth century, with the Tricerchi family even obtaining nobility. The castle historically served as a fortress to provide shelter and protection for pilgrims traveling to the Vatican City and in 1982 is declared as an artistic and heritage site.
This dense ruby-coloured Brunello wine releases wonderful aromas of ripe, fruity red cherries, redcurrants, red fruits and strawberry, coupled with slight notes of tobacco, spice and chocolate. Soft tannins on the palate blended perfectly with the bright freshness of acidity, creating a well-rounded, smooth mouth-fill that is also rich, intense and provides a savouring lengthy ending. FOOD PAIRING:
For international food - recommended pairing with grilled chicken, duck confit, steak, lamb racks.
For local delights - recommended pairing with Peking roast duck and crackling roast pork.