Mastrojanni - Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Schiena D'Asino 2010 Ml. 750
At least 24 months
Mastrojanni: a historic estate and its Brunello di Montalcino, its special terroir, its very special men.
Mastrojanni has been writing history with its wines since 1975, collecting awards from all over the world.
And in those years, only a few entered the wine-making adventure in Montalcino.
Today, thanks to an exceptional terroir and men who have believed in it for decades, Mastrojanni has become one of the most respected Montalcino producers as far as wine buffs are concerned.
We are in Montalcino, in the hamlet of Castelnuovo dell'Abate.
The 13th century observation tower which then became the Poderi Loreto and San Pio culminates on the hill at a height of 400 metres, two kilometres from the Orcia River mouth, between the Rocca d'Orcia and Castiglione d'Orcia.
200 m below, the famous overflow river passes.
The vineyards look to the south, south-east, some to south-west. The woods and steep rocks are dispersed like leopard spots. Each has its own geological characteristic: those to the south-east have more clay and tuff with sandstone inserts. The river conglomerate with limy pebbles can be found in the south and south-west facing vineyards.
These are in any case very sparse lands with very low yield which require the vines to have years and years of rooting in order to reach the nutrients they need. For this reason the oldest vines give the best wines, such as that from the famous vigna Cru Schiena d'Asino which takes its name from the shape of the hill, positioned south-east to south-west.
Schiena d'Asino and other vineyards have even more plants than they did in 1975. As one died it was substituted with a new vine to maintain the average age of the vineyard for as long as possible.
|Ageing and Fining||42 months in Allier oak barrels of 16 hl. 12 months in bottles.|
|Ageing||At least 24 months|
|Color||Distinctive red, dense and transparent|
|Aroma||Distinctive red, dense and transparent|
|Aroma||balsamic, Floral, Fruity, Spicy, Burnt, Mineral|
|Taste||Full and austere entry, generous and tangy, and ready to face the passage of time.|
|Serving temperature||16°-18° C.|
|Blend description||Sangiovese 100%|
|Matching||Roast, Braised meat, Red meat, Roasted red meat, Red meat stew, Kill, Game, Stew|
|Ideal with||Meat Red|
|Classification||Brunello Di Montalcino DOCG|