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Carillon Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013

£41.48

In the hilly Tuscan region of Montalcino, La Togata's vines are planted on a variety of slopes with all-day exposure to the sun. The soil is stony, calcium-rich tufa and loam. At harvest time only three out of five bunches of grapes are considered good enough to be used for this wine.

Area of production: Toscana, Montalcino

Producer: La Togata

Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese Grosso (known as “Brunello” around Montalcino)

Altitude: 250 metres above sea level

Soil: stony tufa/clay soils

Harvest: end of September

Fermentation: intense extraction followed by long, gentle vinification on the skins, maximum fermentation temperature 33˚ C.

Maturation: 36 months in Slovenian 40 hl oak barrels, followed by 12 months in bottle 

Alcohol content: 14,5% abv

ORGANOLEPTIC PROFILE:

Appearance: deep ruby red with hints of garnet, clear

Nose: ample, persistent, elegant, hitting all the right notes. Fruit aromas with notes of earth, tobacco, smoke, mushroom

Palate: powerful, full-bodied, well-structured, with supple tannins and fresh racy acidity 

Food pairing: Rich foods, red meat, game and aged cheeses

Serving temperature: 16 - 18 °C

Awards:

DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS: Platinum Medal, 97 points

JAMES SUCKLING: 93 points

INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE: 93 points

 

 

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