Grapes: 100% Sangiovese from the vineyards of Fattoria dei Barbi, Montalcino
Harvested: September 2015
Fermentation: Alcoholic in specially designed stainless steel tanks.
Ageing: 30 months in old Slavonian oak barrels then transferred to ceramic vessels manufactured by Clayver, Porcellanea and Sirio for months.
Blend: % Clayver; % Porcellanea and % Sirio
Bottled: July 2019
Released: January 2020
Partner: Fattoria dei Barbi, Montalcino
Tasting: The wine was aged in a large oak cask for 30 months (by law Brunello must be aged at least for two years in oak cask) followed by nine months in concrete egg. mid ruby with orange tinges. Quite sweet and dense on the nose and a little tingling/peppery. Liquorice notes and a hint of old leather.
Sappy cherry fruit that is more fluid than the nose would have you expect. Long, with bags of chewy tannins. Lots of personality as well as freshness. A little unpolished.