Costanti - Brunello di Montalcino 2005 Ml. 750
At least 24 months
It was 1983 when a very young Andrea Costanti took over Colle a Matrichese, inheriting quite a large responsibility for one of the few distinguished labels of quality in Montalcino at the time.
The passing years have demonstrated an increasingly confident manifestation of total harmony among the characteristics of the land, the Brunello of these unique vineyards and Andrea Costanti's sensibility to wine and his encompassing idea of the experience and pleasure of wine.
In developing the aromatic variety of the wines as far as possible, he has aimed for an elegant and perfect bouquet. As a result, the vines have rewarded him with even richer aromas though grown at an altitude in excess of 400 meters with consequent extreme ranges in temperature.
The land covers 25 hectares, divided into 12 ha of vineyards, 4 ha of olive groves and the rest is fallow land and woodland.
The vineyards are at an altitde of 310-400m. above sea level, and for these great care has gone into selecting the optional exposure.
The vines are Sangiovese known locally as Brunello and range from 6 to 25 years old. Three hectares have recently been planted with Merlot and Cabernet. The land is very poor organically though rich in lithoid components. Geologically it is galestro from cretacic era. Plant density varies from 3.333 to 5.500 vines per hectare.
The harvest usually takes place at the beginning of October.
Fermentation takes place on the skins in stainless vats and lasts from 14-21 days depending on the vintage.
The Brunello is aged in 30Hl Slavonian oak cask, between 3 and 15 years old and in 3,5Hl barriques.
The younger wines are aged in three year old, 225 and 335 litre barriques made from Allier oak, medium toast.
|Ageing and Fining||48 months. 18 months in tonneaux, 18 months in Slavonian oak wooden barrels and 12 months in bottle.|
|Ageing||At least 24 months|
|Color||Deep ruby red; complex on the nose|
|Aroma||Full-structured and velvety, with rich perfumes and hints of flowers, vanilla and chocolate.|
|Aroma||balsamic, Boisé, Floral, Fruity, Spicy, Burnt|
|Taste||Well structured and balance with a lengthy finish.|
|Serving temperature||16°-18° C.|
|Blend description||Sangiovese 100%|
|Matching||Roast, Braised meat, Roasted red meat, Kill, Game, Stew, Pork shank|
|Ideal with||Meat Red|
|Classification||Brunello Di Montalcino DOCG|