Dry red wine, 100% Sangiovese grapes. This Riserva of Brunello is made with a special selection of grapes collected from our best vineyards in Montalcino. The ageing in barrel and in bottle is longer than the one for a regular Brunello, thus the wine has a deeper concentration and a wider complexity of aromas.

Grapes Sangiovese 100%.

Vineyards Property of Fattoria dei Barbi, located in the district of Montalcino and registered for Brunello di Montalcino production. Soil: marl. Altitude: 400 mt slm. Average age: 20 years. Orientation: South East. Vine Training System: Cordone libero. Vine Stock per hectar: 5.000. Yeld per hectar: 60 ql.

The Year 2006 During the Spring  the development of the leaves started later, but the lovely temperatures helped the vines to make up quickly. The Summer was dry and hot . Favorable temperatures and sunny days during September helped an excellent maturation of grapes.
The harvest began the 20th of September and ended the 30th of September.

Vinification The grapes have been cooled for 48 hours at a temperature of 3° – 5° C in an environment protected by CO². The low temperature causes in the grapes a temporary freeze of their skins, with the consequent rise in volume and the breakage of the cells. This process helps the spreading of various wine components, increasing the softness, balance, complexity and colour stability. The regular alcoholic fermentation followed and lasted 16 days, gradually reaching a temperature of 29°-30°C. The wine aged in small-medium size oak barrels (5 – 20 hl) for the first months. Later it completed the aging in larger oak barrels, for a total period of three years.
Our Brunello Riserva is bottled at least 6 months before the release.

Chemical Analysis Alcohol 14,55% – Tot. Ac. 5,5 g/l  – Vol. Ac. 0,39 g/l  – free SO² 23  mg/l – Tot. SO² 101  mg/l –  Residual sugars 1,7  g/l – Dry extracts 30,4 g/l.

Sensory Analysis Colour: intense ruby red with garnet hues. Bouquet: red berries, dry fruit, walnut, leather. Taste: deep, warm and tannic. The initial austerity opens in a very long and persistent finish. Great structure. A super wine for a long aging.

Food Combinations Wine for important occasions, matches roast or braised meat, game and mature cheeses.

Serving Temperature Serve at a temperature of 18°C.

Capacity of ageing 20-80 years.

Conservation and storage Keep the bottle horizontally in a dark place at a temperature of 12°-14°C.