Harvest Date: Hand-harvested in early October
Aging: 36 months in barrels of Slavonian oak, 12 months in stainless steel tanks, 12 months in bottle.
Tasting Notes: Coming from a warmer vintage this 2017 Brunello shows notes of camphor, leather, grilled porcini and dried mint aromas waft out of the glass. The concentrated, meaty palate offers licorice, fleshy black cherry and the heat of evident alcohol set against velvety tannins.
Vineyard Notes: “Vigna Piaggia”, south-west exposition. Average yield: 50 quintals/Ha
Production Notes: After the fermentation in stainless steel tanks lasting 18 days, the wine is transferred to Slavonian oak barrels where it spends 36 months. After that is moved for 12 more months in stainless steel tanks to rest and reintegrate and, in the end the refinement is completed with 12 final months of bottle aging.
Winemaker Notes: This wine is the most complex and elegant expression of the Sangiovese grape variety. It is produced with the grapes from the vineyard “Piaggia”. The excellent exposure and exceptional pedoclimate lend this wine great personality and balance.
Food Pairing: For every moment of relaxation and meditation. Perfect with grilled meat, middle-seasoned cheeses and truffle.
Other Notes: Abbadia Ardenga, a winery which is part of the history of Brunello di Montalcino, is extremely special and definitely worth visiting, not only for its products but also for its outstanding charm. The estate has a very long history, having once belonged to the powerful Piccolomini family, whose members included Pope Pius II, responsible for the construction of the town of Pienza, a masterpiece of the Renaissance.