BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG (ENG)


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Brunello di Montalcino becomes part of the official list of typical Italian products with the certification DOCG (denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin) that was released on 30 November 2011.
Being a product DOCG certification requires that the entire production process should be made in the Tuscany region.
The designation of origin and guaranteed Brunello di Montalcino is reserved for red wines.
The production area of ​​the grapes used in the production of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG includes the territory of the town of Montalcino in the Province of Siena.
The denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin Brunello di Montalcino must undergo an aging period of at least two years in oak containers of any size. It can also be put on the market before 1 January of the year following the end of five years calculated considering the vintage year.
The denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin Brunello di Montalcino can lead as qualifying the term reserve if put on the market after 1 January of the year following the end of six years, calculated considering the vintage year, subject to the minimum two years of aging in oak containers and six months in bottle.
The denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin Brunello di Montalcino, before being marketed, must be subjected to a period of aging in bottle for at least four months and at least six months for the reserves.
The denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin Brunello di Montalcino when released for consumption must have the following characteristics:
– Color: ruby ​​red tending to garnet;
– Aroma: characteristic and intense;
– Taste: dry, warm, slightly ‘tannic, robust, balanced, persistent;
– Minimum alcohol content: 12,50% vol.
Grapes:
– 100% Sangiovese (the name in Montalcino is Brunello)
Serving temperature: around 18 ° C – 20 ° C.
Serving suggestions: ideal with red meats, game, possibly accompanied by mushrooms and truffles. Excellent with mature cheeses.

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