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Italy: Brunello of Montalcino Tenute Silvio Nardi

From various vineyard with north-west/southeast a 100% Sangiovese with great structure and a considerable aging capacity

In 1950 , Silvio Nardi , father of the present owners, driven by his personal passion for wines, bought Casale del Bosco Estate, located in Montalcino. The family business was represented by the Nardi Company since 1895 – a very important building construction company for the farm industry machineries, which was located and still is in Umbria.

The vineyards of Tenute Silvio Nardi extend east and west of Montalcino in a primarily hilly area that ranges between a height of 140 metres and 480 metres above sea level.
The 80 hectares of surface area that are planted with vines are divided into thirty six vineyards sub-divided into three different estates situated in three main areas: in Casale del Bosco – the heart of the company – to the west; and in Manachiara and Colombaiolo, both to the east of Montalcino at 375 m above sea level.

The Brunello of Montalcino Tenute Silvio Nardi is produced by 100% Sangiovese, harvest in manual in cases in the second half of October.
Wine-making and aging: fermentation and maceration for at least 20 days, based on the lot,
at a controlled temperature of <30°C. Maturation for 12 months in new and used French oak
barriques (Allier), followed by 12 months in large oak barrels from Slavonia. Then bottle aged for at least six months.

Description: intense ruby red colour with garnet highlights. Clean, sophisticated, intense
and complex aroma, rich in evolved overtones, with hints of anise, ripe wild berries and a light touch of vanilla. Warm with supple tannins, great structure, good length and considerable aging capacity.

Minimum alcohol grade: 13.5.

by Luca Bandirali
16 february 2009, Food Notes > Wine