Campogiovanni Brunello di Montalcino (magnum) 2016

Campogiovanni Brunello di Montalcino (magnum) 2016

Toscana, Italy 

2017 

13.5% ABV 

You get what you pay for here; serious wild berry and leather complexity, an expansive palate and a beautifully persistent finish.

Tasting notes

Deep ruby red. Offers up aromas of well-ripened wild berry fruit, plum, aromatic cedar, tobacco leaf and tanned leather. An expansive, generous palate displays rich fruit and mouthfeel, developing into a long, persistent and fruit-filled finish.

Food match

Pairs well with rich meats such as game and boar.

Production

Campogiovanni's 12 hectare vineyards are on the south quadrant of the Montalcino hill, where weather conditions and a particular combination of soils allow optimal ripening of the grapes. Harvesting is in late September. The grapes then undergo a 20-day maceration at 28-30 degrees C, and malolactic fermentation in steel. Maturation is for 36 months in large Slavonian oak botti, followed by a further 12 months in bottle.