Az. Agricola Fornacina

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Montalcino (Tuscany)

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG

Vintage 2012
WinemakerAz. Agricola Fornacina
Alcohol14.5% vol.
Grapes 100% Sangiovese
75 cl CHF 59.00

Winemaking

The grapes are harvested by hand in mid-October. Following vinification in stainless steel tanks for a period of 30 days and malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged for 48 months in traditional, large wooden barrels made of Slovenian oak. The wine is then further matured in bottles for 12 months before making its way onto the market.

Our tasting note

Deep ruby red with garnet reflections. The wine is opulent on the nose and fully ripe with notes of stewed and dried fruits with hints of vanilla and liquorice. Enormously rich on the palate with supple fullness and soft, elegant tannins. Lively and clear with a long 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
Barbecue
Beef
Lamb