Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva 2012

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Case of 6 bottles.

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Made from 100% estate-grown, Sangiovese Grosso (Brunello) grapes, hand-harvested from vineyards planted approximately 350m above sea level. Traditonal red wine production, following the strict rules of the Consorzio.

Riservasare released in January, the sixth year after the harvest. La Lecciaia aged this wine for approximately 48 months in large Slavonian oak casks, and partially in French-oak barriques, with a further 16 months refinement in bottle before release. 21,000 bottles were released.

Alc./vol. 14.5%. RS < 1gr/L.

Vintage note: 2012 was rated a “5 Star” vintage by the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino, meaning the conditions were “excellent” for the production of Brunello.

Our Tasting NoteIntense deep ruby red colour, this wine is one of the best expressions of the wines of this classic vintage and the region. It has complex, earthy aromas of dark cherry, plum, and wild blackberry fruit with slight cedar/sandalwood/spicy notes. Richly elegant, this wine is medium- to full-bodied, and well-structured on the palate. Rounded, even silky, on the finish; the fruit, acidity, and fine tannins are all well balanced.

Third-party reviews/scores:93 points James Suckling.com

Recommended Menu Matches:Complements fuller-bodied dishes, and works well with “earthier” ingredients.