Ferrero Brunello di Montalcino 2011 1.5L

Ferrero Brunello di Montalcino 2011 1.5L

2011

92

James Suckling

2010

94

Antonio Galloni

PRODUCER

COUNTRY

Italy

WINE TYPE

Red

APPELLATION

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

VARIETY

Sangiovese Grosso

AGE OF VINES

33 to 40 years

FARMING

Sustainable

SOIL

Hilly, clay rich

ALTITUDE

820 ft.

FERMENTATION

in French Allier casks

AGING

2 years in Oak, 2 years in Bottle

DESCRIPTION

Claudia Ferrero and her husband/winemaker Pablo Härri’s estate is called the Podere Pascena and it sits in the southwesterly corner of Montalcino where they are bordered by Argiano and Banfi’s Riserva vineyard “Poggio all’Oro”.  Pablo Harri spent 15 years as the lead winemaker at Banfi before starting his own winery. The small production of this wine which averages about 600 cases per year is aged in two French Allier casks of 21 and 30 hectoliters (that’s big) for 2 years and then in bottle for another two years before release.

1.5L Magnum in Wooden Box

2011

92

James Suckling

2010

94

Antonio Galloni