Brunello di Montalcino 2009
BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
Brunello di Montalcino is our archetype wine, produced in greatest quantity because it expresses the true spirit of Le Chiuse. Given the origins of Le Chiuse and the importance of the terrain, our approach is by definition traditional in style, aimed at preserving our history and the nature of the terroir in the wine’s DNA. Harvesting generally takes place earlier than the average for the area to attain the ample acidity that enhances the elegance and verticality of the wine and benefits longevity. To attain ideal structure and volume, only small to medium sized grape bunches are used. Selected by hand, in less than a half hour they are destemmed and, by gravitational flow, deposited in stainless steel and cement fermenters. Fermentation takes place using only indigenous yeasts so that the wine retains its original characteristics of aroma and flavor. The maceration period is about 20 days, characterized by repeated pumping over and fulling for greater polyphenolic extraction. Maturation is carried out exclusively in large 30-hectoliter Slavonian oak barrels for a period of about 3 years, the aim being to allow the wine to breathe without being excessively influenced by the wood, respecting its natural evolution. The wine is bottled and stored for about a year in premises naturally suited to aging before release on the market Every year our aim is to produce a wine that encompasses the elegance of Sangiovese within the typical structure of Brunello to express the essence of Le Chiuse.