2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

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2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

Grapes / Soils

Planted in 1970 & 2001 Galestro from cretacic era. Organically poor but rich in lithoid components.

The Wine

Harvest Notes
  • Following D.O.C.G. regulations, to arn “Riserva” status Brunello di Montalcino must be aged a minimum of five years, one more than required for classification as “regular” Brunello.
  • Both types of wine must be aged at least two years in wood, so it is noteworthy that Poggio Antico’s Riserva spends three and a half years in wood.
  • The first year is spent in new 500-liter French tooneaux, and the remaining two and a half are in the traditional larger Slavonian oak barrels.
  • Prior to release, the wine is refined eighteen months in bottles, which greatly exceeds the six month minimum required for the D.O.C.G. appellation.
Wine Summary
  • Made from grapes.
  • Vine age – planted in 1970 & 2001.
  • Grown on soils of Galestro from cretacic era.
  • Organically poor but rich in lithoid components.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks.
  • Aged in French tonneaux, new Slavonian oak barrels, and the bottle.
  • Aged for 1 year in the French tonneaux, 25 years in the Slavonian oak, and 15 years in the bottle.