Poggio alle Mura
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
PRODUCTION AREA: Dedicated vineyards sloping down from the historic Poggio alle Mura Castle crowningour estate. We chose this patch of land, particularly suited to grow Brunello Sangiovese,to plant the first vineyard resulting from over a decade of research to isolate the optimalselection of clones to produce consistently outstanding Brunello di Montalcino.
The vines were planted in 1992.
Altitude: 210-220 meters above sea level.
SOIL TYPE: Yellowish brown color, sandy topsoil, coarse, calcareous; substract of sea sedimentoriginating from the Pliocene age. Abundant rounded rocks.
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Sangiovese, from a combination of estate selected clones.
TRELLISING SYSTEM: Cordone speronato (Spurred cordon).
VINE DENSITY: 4.200 vines/ha.
HECTAR YIELD: 60 q.li/ha.
PRODUCTION TECHNIQUE: The grape harvest is followed by a maceration of 12-13 days. Alcoholic fermentation takes place intemperature-controlled stainless steel tanks (27-29°C). About 90% of the wine is aged for 2 yearsin French oak barriques - manufactured according to Banfi’s specifications - and the remaining10% in Slavonian oak casks. Before release, the wine is bottle-aged for an additional 12 months.
DESCRIPTION Colour: mauve red, intense and very deep.Bouquet: complex, but immediately captivating, fresh and sweet; with essences of plum, cherry,blackberry and raspberry jam combined with hints of chocolate, cigar box, vanilla and licorice.Taste: muscular and toned, surprising combination of power and softness, withsweet and gentle tannins.
WINEMAKER’S NOTES: The first result of more than two decades of experimental research, Poggio alle Mura is a superbexample of the best synthesis of terroir, selection and technological innovation. Estate-bottledfrom the splendid sun drenched vineyard adjacent to the Castello this Brunello encompassesa full body and complexity unique to the genre.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Ideal accompaniment to red meat, savory game, and aged cheeses. A wine formeditative contemplation, capable of long-term aging.First vintage produced: 1997
Alcohol content: 13 to 13,5% vol. following the vintage condition
Available formats: 0,75 l - 1,5 l - 3 l