Brunello di Montalcino Bramante 2008

 

Brunello di Montalcino Bramante 2008

 

From the best grapes of the vineyards of Sanlorenzo and thecperfect 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 2008 began with a lot of rain during the spring that continued until mid-June, leading to some problems for plant development; flowering, later than usual by some days, took place at the beginning of June, while the setting took longer than normal because the weather was too cool and damp.
The month of July was hotter than average, while August was as expected, and with the grapes beginning to darken at the beginning of the month, we arrived to September with the grapes fully darkened. September was a good
month, with little rain and temperatures in the average. The grapes were healthy and well-arranged on the plant, the result of an accurate selection of the bunches, and arrived at maturation within the average of past years. The
harvest took place on 6-7 October. Once in the cantina, the grapes were found to have a good sugar content and an acidity that was above average with respect to past years. All told, it was a good year for the Sanlorenzo vineyard.

Date harvest 6-7 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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