Mastrojanni 2017 Brunello di Montalcino, Vigna Loreto, DOCG
Item Number: 16564
Sub Region: Montalcino
Appellation/AVA: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Vigna Loreto
Grape(s): 100% Sangiovese
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Soil Type: Silty sand and river stones
Vineyard Notes: Vigna Loreto was planted in 1999 with Sangiovese clones that produce much smaller berries than Sangiovese Grosso. The result is a combination of primary fruit and structural firth that results in perfect balance.
Winemaking Notes: Vigna Loreto matures for 36 months in Allier oak barrels of 16, 25, and 54 hectoliters in size. The Brunello ages between 6 and 8 months in bottle before release. The wine is not filtered.
Tasting Notes: The nobility and purity of the Sangiovese grape are enhanced by the stone and tuff of the Loreto Vineyard. 2017 is an extremely seductive wine with fruity notes and spicy hints admirably fused in a harmonious whole, in perfect balance between power/strength and elegance/fragrance.
Terroir Notes: It rains very little during the summer in central Italy. Montalcino might get two consecutive months without any rain. Therefore, the vines have to dig deep into the soil for water. Continuous sea breezes known as the Maestrale and the Libeccio keep the vines dry and the insects and plant diseases under control. In addition, Mastrojanni is located near Mount Amiata, a volcano which became extinct 700,000 years ago and which is 1,738 meters high. This mountain determines the Mastrojanni microclimate because at night cold winds come down from the mountain causing a large diurnal temperature change that refreshes the vines from the summer heat. When a storm is close by, curiously, this mountain often diverts it thanks to its rising currents. Mastrojanni is therefore better protected from hailstorms, for example than other areas of Montalcino.