Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Plant density: 4500 plants/ha
Training System: Spurred Cordon
Soil: Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Elia originates from soil that is composed of clay loam, rich in pebbles giving it slight water stress in the final phase of maturation.
Altitude and Slope: The vines are located to the southwest at 130 m ASL with slope varying between 5% and 10%.
Harvested at the end of September or beginning of October, grapes undergo soft pressing, fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats at 25°-28° and extraction of the noble compounds from the skins with the help of periodic pumping-over and racking. Maceration on the skins lasts between 21 and 24 days. The wine is aged for 36 months in new medium-sized barrels. Before releasing, the wine ages in the bottle for 18 to 24 months.
Good intense color, our best expression of Brunello. Immediately impacts the senses in a subtle explosion of pleasures from tobacco to cocoa to licorice with notes of rhubarb and cloves. Its strong territoriality also reveals itself on the palate with cohesive balance of structure and acidity, one never dominating the other, taking the wine towards new and ever more splendid evolutions. Truly a wine to lay down.