Brunello di Montalcino Bramante 2009

Brunello di Montalcino 2009

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

The year 2009 started with a mild winter and continued with a very rainy spring, with recent rains arriving after mid-June. The summer was good and hot with average temperatures in July and above average in August and September, which was characterized by an almost total absence of rains. In this climate the development of life was uneventful, in line with previous years with the flowering in late May and early veraison in late July.
The only difficulty in September was when the plants would need a little water, but it has not arrived. The grapes were healthy and well-arranged from the start on the plants and this has allowed us to wait for their full maturity, almost until mid-October. The wine that came out shows a beautiful deep color and a Buna structure, the alcohol content above average and good acidity. Altogether, the vintage was very interesting.

Date of harvest 12 to 13 October.

Yield per hectare:: 48 quintals of grapes

Aging: big barrel

Production: 10266 bottles

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