Brunello di Montalcino Bramante 2012

Brunello di Montalcino Bramante 2012

Sanlorenzo’s finest grapes are devoted to Bramante a very fine Brunello di Montalcino,
the result is a perfect combination of terroir, vineyard and winemaking. It is an incredibly
elegant and intense wine, able to express itself at its best over time. It is vinified in
stainless steel vats at controlled temperature and then aged in wooden barrels .
After bottling the wine ages 4 months before it is released on the market.
After five years Bramante has a great variety in its bouquet and an unique
combination of tastes that unveil with great effect. The colour is dark garnet red,
the wine’s bouquet is generous with hints of dry flowers, spices and ripe fruit.
The wine has a great structure, good tannins of perfect extraction and a long finish.
This Brunello is best paired with game, Fiorentina and Tagliata steak and aged pecorino
cheese. Bramante is released on the market in the February of the 5th year after harvest
in 0,75 and 1,5 l bottles.

DESCRIPTION OF THE YEAR

Production below average, about 30 quintals per hectare, decent quality.
Considerations: it was not an easy vintage, extreme cold in February, little rain in spring, an intense hailstorm on May 30 and a hot summer led to fears for the quality and the quantity of the crop. In September, the rains brought new life and hope, but now the grapes were small and few and the production was limited, fortunately, the quality was not compromised and there are good prospects for the Brunello 2012. Harvest days: October 1th and 2nd.
Yield per hectare:: 36 quintals of grapes

Aging: Big barrel

Production:  9880 bottles 0.75 lt & 60 magnum 1.5 lt
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Wine Inside
San Lorenzo “Bramante” – ciliegiona e note marine, erbette aromatiche e agrume, in bocca sgomita per farsi spazio, un filo di alcol sul finale che non compromette assolutamente un piccolo capolavoro!

Wine Blog Roll
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Sanlorenzo – Brunello di Montalcino “Bramante” 2012: ero indeciso se metterlo fra le certezze, dato che Luciano Ciolfi la sua gavetta ormai credo l’abbia fatta tutta con grande umiltà e continua crescita. Oggi la sua 2012 non è semplicemente buona, ma anche profonda ed elegante, a conferma di una sempre maggiore sicurezza e di un’evoluzione parallela di vigna e vignaiolo, che danno origine ad ottimi vini.

Intravino
San Lorenzo ha frutto e zenzero, è esplosivo di senape, arancio rosso e ciliegia carnosa, al palato ha stile, alcol e potenza ma tutto sotto controllo, bizzoso e affascinante purosangue. 93

Wine Enthusiast: 91/100

Jancis Robinson: 17/20

Vinous: 93+

LaVinium 91/100
Bramante – Podere Sanlorenzo: naso fine e preciso con note agrumate, frutta rossa, terroso, ematico; buon impatto al palato, c’è succosità, struttura, tannino, ma tutto è ben imbrigliato e consente un sorso di grande soddisfazione. 91
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