Palazzo - Alcineo 2001 Ml. 750
From 12 to 18 months
Perhaps it was by coincidence or by a curious sign of fate, in 1983, Cosimo Loia bought the estate "Palace", which bore the same family name of his wife Antoinette. A picturesque farm located in the south-east of Montalcino at an altitude of 320 meters above sea level, consisting of twelve acres of property. Here, the couple found a plot of Eocene origin, arid and rocky, particularly suited to the cultivation of the vine. Settling in this idyllic spot, so pursued their dream of living in Montalcino and produce one of the world's best wines, Brunello.
Both sons of the earth, being born in Italy to families of peasant origin, Cosimo and Antoinette had in common at a young age a love for agriculture and industry knowledge, the fruit of their experience. However, shortly after they were married, they moved first to England and then to Scotland, where they opened a restaurant. While enjoying a good standard of living in the UK felt strongly the lack of their land and then made ??them a longing to return to Italy, in this beautiful corner of Tuscany.
It was here in 1986, along with their children, began producing wine. In the early years, as the vines were still young, devoted to the production of table wine. Subsequently passed to the Rosso di Montalcino and in 1995, reached the nine years it takes to screw the right time, could finally celebrate the first harvest, which, after a few years of aging, would lead them to the marketing of their first vintage of Brunello.
Over the years, to this day, the family-Loia Palazzo has grown, as well as the cellar and, above all, the quality of the wines that have achieved a level of excellence that reflects the integrity and dedication of their names.
Four hectares (10 acres) of vineyards, chosen for their prime position, have been devoted to producing Brunello di Montalcino, with another three hectares (7.5 acres) comprising an olive grove. These vineyards, set in a splendid panorama, are exposed to the sun from dawn to sunset, and are well protected from the sea breezes. A strict selection during vegetation allows the grapes to ripen well before they are individually handpicked. An area inside the old farmhouse was specially created for the aging of the wine. Another structure, totally in keeping with the style of the old farmhouse, has been created for the vinification, bottling, storing and refining of the wine. It has been built partly underground to ensure a prime, constant temperature of 14-16 degrees Celsius (57-61degrees Fahrenheit).
Palazzo is considered a boutique winery, producing some 22,000 bottles annually. Keeping the size small allows for Palazzo to continue under the strict guidance and management of the family, and ensure that its wine retains the highest quality. An area inside the old farmhouse was specially created for the aging of the wine. Another structure, totally in keeping with the style of the old farmhouse, has been created for the vinification, bottling, storing and refining of the wine. It has been built partly underground to ensure a prime, constant temperature of 14-16 degrees Celsius (57-61degrees Fahrenheit).
|Ageing and Fining||It is vinificated in the same fashion as Brunello. As soon as it turns to wine, it is put in French barriques, (225 liter oak casks) where it begins its maturation of 15-18 months.|
|Ageing||From 12 to 18 months|
|Color||It has a rich, lush ruby color|
|Aroma||Revealing its harmony of cherry and raspberry notes with a medium|
|Taste||Soft and tannic finish.|
|Serving temperature||16°-18° C.|
|Blend description||100% Sangiovese|
|Matching||Roast, Braised meat, Red meat, Roasted red meat, Red meat stew, Grilled meat, Kill, Game, Stew|
|Ideal with||Meat Red|