San Felice Campogiovanni Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2017, Italy

Campogiovanni’s vineyards are sited on the South quadrant of the Montalcino hill, where weather conditions and a particular combination of soils favor optimal ripening of the Sangiovese grosso grape. Campogiovanni Brunello is absolutely classic in style, ageing three years in Slavonian oak casks and in 500-litre tonneaux, then another 12 months in the bottle. It is recognized for its finesse and for its longevity. Soil profile: Medium textured, largely silt-sand with some clay, on sandstone and calcareous marl. Vinification & Maturation: Twenty-day maceration at 28-30°C, and malolactic fermentation in steel. Maturation for 36 months in 500 ltFrench oak barrels and in 60 hl Slavonian oaks, followed by a further 12 months in the bottle. Tasting Profile: Intense ruby red color. Aroma: ripe forest fruits, blackberry conserve and notes of tobacco and leather. Broad, soft and persistent on the palate, with a spirit-steeped fruit finish.