An outstanding Brunello di Montalcino from a fantastic vintage, and not only because it has won a gold medal at the World Wine Awards.
The 2006 was a great vintage for Tuscan wines and the Brunello di Montalcino region, and this was one of the best wine produced in that vintage that shows the potential of the Sangiovese grapes and why Brunello di Montalcino is considered one of the best Italian wine and should be in the bucket list of any wine lover.
Brunello di Montalcino is a red wine made with Sangiovese Grosso, the local variety of Sangiovese, and this wine offers an amazing and very complex bouquet, where the spices have taken over the fruit to add elegance and an ever evolving palate, but still offering plenty of acidity and potential for more ageing.
Brunello di Montalcino is a wine that would match perfectly a Fiorentina steak or a game dish, such as wild boar widely present on the Tuscan cuisine, or can just be sipped and enjoyed on its own. It is strongly recommended to open the wine at least 4/5 hours before serving it and use a decanter
to allow the wine to open and soften.
Brunello di Montalcino is one of the greatest Italian wine, for more information on the wine and how it is made read here
The village of Castelnuovo dell’Abate is located south, less than 10km away from Montalcino and it is where the small estate called “Le 7 Camicie” ,the 7 shirts which in Italian is a way of saying of someone who has worked very hard, abandoned until it was bought in 2000 by brother and sister, Francesco and Laura. Approximately 5.5 hectares of vineyards, where they grow the typical Sangiovese grapes, used in the making of their Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino.