A stunning Brunello produced in the Organic Vineyard of Castello Tricerchi in Tuscany.
Castello Tricerchi Brunello di Montalcino
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Castello Tricerchi extends over 400 hectares on the northern slopes of Montalcino. 13 hectares are dedicated to the cultivation of Sangiovese Grosso, the vines which produce Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino. The Castle of the Tricerchi family, completed in 1441, dominates the property and is now the home and headquarters of the Tricerchis’ direct ancestors, the Squarcia family. The vines are planted on the northern slopes of Montalcino, which are characterised by cooler temperatures and marked thermal variations. There are 13 hectares of vines, all of them which surround the castle in 7 separate plots which are almost exclusively north facing which allows for uniform ripening. Cultivation methods are based on organic principles and respect for the terroir.
The grapes for this stunning wine are hand harvested and selected. Fermented using local yeasts with long periods of grape skin maceration, the wine is refined using traditional methods, then aged in the cellars of the 600 year old Castle, in Slavonian durmast barrels, to bring out the flavours of the Sangiovese grape. The wine is matured in barrel for three years followed by a a further 12 months ageing in the bottle before release. The deepest of ruby colour, the wine has aromas of dark cherry and sweet spices. The palate is soft and elegant with delicious flavours of cherries, cranberries, plum with hints of cinnamon, cedar and chocolate. Perfectly balanced acidity with soft tannins and a elegant smooth finish. This wine is ready now but has a potential to age for several more years.
Beautiful with Roast Beef, Rib Eye Steak, Roast Lamb, Venison, Long Matured Cheeses.
Silver Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards 2018