Brunello di Montalcino Bramante 2012

Brunello di Montalcino 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 HARVEST YEAR

Days 1 and 2 October
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.

Aging: Big barrel

Production:  9880 bottles 0.75 lt and 60 magnums 1.5 lt

Yield per hectare:  36 quintals of grapes

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