Brunello di Montalcino Bramante 2007

Brunello di Montalcino Bramante 2007

 

From the best grapes of the vineyards of Sanlorenzo and the perfect fusion of territory, vines, and cantina, is born Bramante, a grandly elegant Brunello di Montalcino with an intense capacity for expressing itself best over time. Vinified in steel vats at controlled temperatures, it is then aged for 3 years in wooden barrels with a capacity from 30-35 hectolitres. After bottling it is allowed to rest for at least 6 months before being ready to be placed on the market. After five years Bramante’s various perfumes and aromas have blended into a captivating medley. Dark garnet red, with a generous nose, it has aromas of dried flowers, spices, and ripe fruits. The impact on the palette is instantly extremely pleasant, with a good structure and tannins of exemplary extraction. It finishes long.

The year 2007 was characterised by anomalous sessonal weather. Given this context, the vines developed differently than in other years,with the first buds and flowers appearing prematurely (by 20-25 days). In June and July we had a slowdowan of growth and a premature darkening of color (by 15 July) that continue in an anomalous way because of the rains and unseasonably low temperatures during the month of August, which evened out the early development ad accumulated during the proceeding months. In this weather the grapes grew healthy, the bunches on the vines were spaced out and well arranged on the plants (the result of a careful selection), and we arrived at maximum maturity without any problems. The harvest took place at the same time as in other years (1-2 october), and once in the cantina, the grapes were found to have a percentage of sugar that was above average, while the acidity was maintained at a good level. On the whole, an excellent harvest.

Date harvest 1-2 ottobre.

Production: 4-5,5 tons of grapes per hectar

Ageing:  big barrels

Average production per year: 10-12 000 bottles

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