Mastrojanni 2018 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Item Number: 18344
Sub Region: Montalcino
Appellation/AVA: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Sangiovese
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Soil Type: Clay and stone
Elevation: 640-1,300 feet
Winemaking Notes: The Sangiovese vinifies in concrete tanks. The wine matures for 36 months in neutral Allier oak barrels of 16, 33, and 54 hectoliters in size. The Brunello always ages for a minimum of 6 months in bottle before release.
Tasting Notes: The wine shows a ruby and bright red color, the nose has an intense bouquet of cherry and pulpy, ripe plum embellished with spicy touches, earthy and mineral nuances and intriguing notes of undergrowth. On the palate the noble tannic texture of Sangiovese stretches tight and impressive but also velvety, balanced by acidity and juicy freshness that confers elegance and long persistence. Pair with game, lamb, grilled red meats and mature cheeses.
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.