Az. Agricola Fornacina

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Montalcino (Tuscany)

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Vintage 2013
WinemakerAz. Agricola Fornacina
Alcohol14.5% vol.
Grapes 100% Sangiovese
75 cl CHF 39.00

Winemaking

The ripe Sangiovese Grosso grapes are harvested by hand in the month of October. Following vinification in stainless steel tanks for a period of 30 days and malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged for 36 months in traditional, large wooden barrels made of Slovenian oak. It is then further matured in bottles for 12 months before making its way onto the market.

Our tasting note

Brilliant ruby red with garnet reflections. A soft, fine, extremely delicate and complex nose of ripe fruits such as plums, stewed sour cherries and dried fruits. Balanced and elegant on the palate with a well-structured body and the finest tannins. Light toasted nuances and a hint of tobacco on the finish.

Az. Agricola Fornacina

Viticulture has been a tradition of the Biliorsi family for almost a century. After producing simple table wines in the small Fornacina winery outside Montalcino, Ruggero Biliorsi began to professionalise production in the early 1980s and pressed wines of a high quality from then on. The first few hundred bottles of Brunello date back to the year 1981. Six years later, Ruggero's sons Simon and Mauro took over the business as equal partners. The two winemakers are supported in their craft by oenologist Attilio Pagli and agronomist Folco Giovanni Bencini. The vineyard of Azienda Agricola Fornacina covers an area of just five hectares. Three hectares lie at an altitude of roughly 400 metres facing south and south-east and are situated directly by the estate, while the remaining plots are located on the south side in Castelnuovo dell'Abate. The planting density is usually 4`500 vines per hectare and the grapes have been grown organically since 2004.

Suitable with
Cheese
Veal
Beef
Venison
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