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Brunello di Montalcino DOCG: 100% Sangiovese from vineyards at 1,315-1,480 feet a.s.l. The soil is classic Tuscan galestro - shale marls from the Cretaceous Era, formed by a mixture of sand and calcareous rock, with very little clay. The vines are six to 25 years old. Fermentation takes place on the skins in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks, lasting approximately two weeks. The wine sojourns 36 months in wood: 18 months in Slavonian oak barrels (from 30 hl) and 18 months in French tonneaux (3.5 to 6 hl). Once bottled, the wine rests at least 12 months before it is released. Brilliant ruby in color, the intense, ripe aromas of berry fruit prelude a lush and full-bodied palate, gorgeous tannins and nice structure, good longevity.

Rosso di Montalcino "Vermiglio" DOC: 100% Sangiovese. Fermentation takes place on the skins in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks, lasting approximately two to three weeks. The wine ages ages 12 months in tonneaux and 12 months in Slavonian oak barrels. Bright and vibrant red, with intense notes of beautiful red cherries, licorice, tobacco and crushed flowers. Wonderful textural elegance and overall finesse.

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG: 100% Sangiovese from vineyards at 1,315-1,480 feet a.s.l. The soil is classic Tuscan galestro shale marls from the Cretaceous Era, formed by a mixture of sand and calcareous rock, with very little clay. The vines are 6 to 25 years old. Fermentation takes place on the skins in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks, lasting approximately two weeks. The wine sojourns 36 months in wood: 18 months in Slovenian oak barrels (from 30 hl) and 18 months in French tonneaux (3.5 to 6 hl). Once bottled, the wine rested at least 24 months before it was released. Deep ruby red with aromas of plums, smoke, and coffee. Graceful tannins and a beautiful finish. This wine is complex and austere, and will undoubtedly benefit from further bottle age, peaking in 5-10 years? time. Made in the finest years.

Rosso di Montalcino DOC: 100% Sangiovese grapes, from vineyards at 1,020-1,480 feet a.s.l. The soil is classic Tuscan galestro - shale marls from the Cretaceous Era, formed by a mixture of sand and calcareous rock, with very little clay. The vines are 6-25 years old. Fermentation takes place on the skins in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks, lasting approximately three weeks. The wine then ages in 3.5-hl. tonneaux of Allier oak for 12 months, and in the bottle six months prior to release. Rich, round, full-bodied, with gobs of beautiful red berries, light and lively, well integrated oak and firm tannins, clean finish.