• Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012

      Radiant ruby, vibrant aromas of dark cherries, black berries, cocoa and leather. Fruity, juicy and bright at the base, dense and with a solid backbone of acidity and tannin. Then powerful dark fruit aromas, complexity and an immense length. A brilliant Brunello. SUPERIORE.DE

      "So much crushed dark fruit such as raspberries and blueberries. Hints of sandalwood, too. Full-bodied, chewy and powerful with ripe tannins and a flavorful finish. Just a hint of lemon rind." James Suckling

      "Dark and deep in appearance, the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino bears many of the hallmark characteristics of the vintage. Sangiovese produced smaller berries and thicker color extraction in this vintage. This Brunello does indeed show more muscle and brawn, but it does so with an impeccable sense of balance and persistence. I cannot but admire this achievement. The quality of fruit is succulent and rich, and there are many pretty aromas of dark cherry, pressed blackberry, underbrush, cola and licorice to earn your admiration. Its textural fortitude is equally admirable." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months wooden barrel/barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 4,80 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 80 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,75
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2037
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      09852112 ·  0,75 l · 53,32 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      43,90 €39,99 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Radiant ruby, vibrant aromas of dark cherries, black berries, cocoa and leather. Fruity, juicy and bright at the base, dense and with a solid backbone of acidity and tannin. Then powerful dark fruit aromas, complexity and an immense length. A brilliant Brunello. SUPERIORE.DE

      "So much crushed dark fruit such as raspberries and blueberries. Hints of sandalwood, too. Full-bodied, chewy and powerful with ripe tannins and a flavorful finish. Just a hint of lemon rind." James Suckling

      "Dark and deep in appearance, the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino bears many of the hallmark characteristics of the vintage. Sangiovese produced smaller berries and thicker color extraction in this vintage. This Brunello does indeed show more muscle and brawn, but it does so with an impeccable sense of balance and persistence. I cannot but admire this achievement. The quality of fruit is succulent and rich, and there are many pretty aromas of dark cherry, pressed blackberry, underbrush, cola and licorice to earn your admiration. Its textural fortitude is equally admirable." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months wooden barrel/barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,00 g/l
      • Total Acid: 4,80 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 80 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,75
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2039+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      09852212 · 1,5 l · 65,67 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      98,50 €
    About the winemakers
    La Rasa | La Serena
    Tuscany | Montalcino
    La Rasa | La Serena

    Already from 1933 La Rasa Sangiovese was cultivated in the Azienda Agricola. In 1988 the small family business in the Montalcino area was renamed La Serena. The brothers Andrea and Marcello Mantengoli also filled the first 2,700 bottles of Brunello in the first year under a new name. "La Serena" off. In the following period, the production figures could be increased to around 30,000 bottles, since after originally one hectare of vineyards, today there are already around 10 hectares available for wine cultivation. More than 70 percent of the three wines produced at the estate are destined for export.

    While the more practical Andrea does the field and cellar work on the estate, Marcello, the creative head of the company, is primarily concerned with sales. The south-east facing vineyards of the family estate, which has been increasingly run according to biodynamic rules for some years now, extend to the east of Montalcino at the foot of the Cerbaie hills. In this area the soil is a little harder than in other areas. In addition to sand and clay, the soil also contains lime. The vineyards reach an average height of 350 metres and are planted exclusively with Sangiovese. In recent years, the owners of the estate have been seeking organic certification for their vineyards and winery.

    The new wine cellar, designed by Marcello and built on a slope, is impeccable and functional. It was completely insulated with cork plates. A geothermal system provides a cooler indoor temperature in summer and a warmer indoor temperature in winter. The air flows through a large pipe network and leaves the rooms through a series of chimneys. In the cellar 20 hectolitre barrels and barriques are stored, in which a part of the Brunello plants are matured.

    Since quality begins in the vineyard, the Martengoli brothers cooperate with the agronomist Ruggero Mazzilli. Since 1997, the owners of the estate have also relied on the wine knowledge and advice of oenologist Paul Caciorgna. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1933
    • Owners: Andrea and Marcello Mantengoli
    • Oenologist: Paul Caciorgna
    • Vineyard: approx. 10 hectares
    • Annual production: approx. 30,000 bottles
    • Natural cultivation (current conversion to BIO)