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Brunello di Montalcino Mercatale

Wine type

DOCG

Region

Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

Grapes

100% Sangiovese

Winemaking

Harvest: Hand-harvested in early October.

Fermentation: Fruit is pressed then fermented in stainless steel tanks for 35- 40 days during which time full malolactic fermentation occurs.

Aging

40 months in large Slavonian oak barrels or botte, then bottle aged an additional 12 months in bottle.

Alcohol

14.0% 

Tasting Notes

Very nicely balanced Brunello. A little smoke on the front palate, and then it's all textbook. Licorice, brambly black fruit, tart cherry. Nice acidity at the finish.
Drink 2018–2024.

Brunello di Montalcino Mercatale
2012

95/100