Corte dei Vente Brunello di Montalcino 2017

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A delicious Brunello from a tiny 2.8 Hectare vineyard site.  One of the few Brunello crafted by a female winemaker. 

The name "Corte dei Venti" (Italian for "Court of the Winds") refers to the Mediterranean winds that blow constantly in the 5 hectares of vineyards owned by the Monaci family, southwest of Montalcino, in the province of Siena (Italy). Constant ventilation ensures optimal conditions for growing healthy grapes throughout the season and has allowed winemakers Clara Monaci and Maurizio Machetti to produce authentic, high-quality wines in accordance with time-honored traditions.

On this estate called Piancornello, 2.8 hectares are dedicated to the cultivation of sangiovese grosso, a clone grape of the Sangiovese variety that stands out for its high acidity and tannicity and which produces the great Tuscan wine of the DOCG Brunello di Montalcino. Its vineyards are located at an altitude of 200 to 400 m above sea level and the soil is rich in ferrous clay and minerals. Environmentally-friendly agriculture is practiced and the harvest is carried out manually when the grapes reach optimum ripeness. In the winery, the grapes undergo fermentation with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks for 20 days and then the wine is aged for 36 months in 25 hl Slavonia foudres.


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