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Rocca Caselli

Brunello di Montalcino

From Montalcino (Tuscany), the most famous area in Italy for the production and aging of wine. The Brunello wine is produced with Sangiovese, the oldest grapes historically planted in Italy. 

Rocca Caselli Brunello di Montalcino 2012 – technical information
Type: red wine
Grapes variety: 100% Sangiovese
Denomination: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Production zone: Montalcino
Harvest: October
Alcoholic content: 14,5% vol.
Total acidity: 5.91g/l
Average Dry extract: 31.3 g/l
First year of wine production: 1960

2012 Vintage report:The 2012 growing season was defined by high temperatures and limited rainfall during the summer months, and the dry climate greatly facilitated the healthy ripening of Sangiovese grapes. The warmth and sunlight of 2012 bequeathed us with a vintage of extraordinarily powerful and rich wines balanced by great minerality.

Fermentation vats: Stainless steel
Fermentation temperature: less than 30°celsius (86° Fahrenheit)
Length of fermentation: 12 days
Length of maceration on the skins: Around 3 weeks
Malolactic fermentation: Immediately after the alcoholic fermentation
Maturation method: casks of Slavonian oak
Length of maturation: 48 months
Bottle formats: 0,75 lt.

Tasting notes:The wine, intensely ruby red, presents itself with a rich bouquet that ranges from red to black fruits such as plums, currants, blackberries accompanied by spicy notes that end with toasted notes of coffee and tobacco. In the mouth, the wine is warm and soft and its fine, enveloping tannins are well-balance. The finish is long and persistent with a slight fruitiness.

Serving suggestions: Beef stews, braised meats and aged cheeses.
Serving temperature: 18-20°Celsius
Recommended glass: a large goblet
Aging capability: more than 20 years 
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