Martoccia di Brunelli Luca, Brunello di Montalcino 2017

£43.50 (75cl)

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About the wine



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Vines grown at 300m. Soils include high numbers of fossils. Vinification lasts 20 days. Malolactic follows. Ageing in a mixture of larger Slavonian oak ‘botte’ and French oak barriques for 36 months prior to bottling. Released onto the market after at least a further 6 months in bottle.

Tasting note

Bright ruby red, tending to garnet with aging. Bouquets of cherry, plum and spices. Full bodied , lively acidity with flavors of red fruits. Fresh and long aftertaste. Long aging potential wine.

Food pairing

The hedonistic Brunello di Montalcino Martoccia di Brunelli Luca is seductively rich and intense, with ripe, juicy black red berries, toasty oak, cedar, sweet spice, smoke and earth. The ripe chewy tannins are complemented by vibrant acidity, adding tension and precision, with a delicious depth of flavour. Perfect with juicy tender Chicken Cacciatore! Buon appetito!

About the producer

In 1964, the Brunelli family bought a small farm comprising some 3 hectares of vines in Martoccia, on the edge of Montalcino. In 1988, Mauro and his son Luca purchased a further parcel of land, so that now the estate totals 15 hectares, of which 5 hectares are classified as Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. Vineyards are located on the southwest side of Montalcino, at an average altitude of 250-300m. Luca encourages low yields in order to focus on quality & authenticity. 1 hectare comprises approximately 5,000 buds on the best Sangiovese vines. From this location, the grapes are exposed to the sun for the entire length of the day and are likewise protected from the cold north winds. At this altitude, the grapes acquire the maximum expression of their fragrance, whilst achieving excellent degrees of ripeness. The land, rich in stones, guarantees excellent permeability and consequent drainage of rainwater.