Year of the Rooster

 

99 points – JAMES SUCKLING

 

Refinement and persistence describe the Brunello Riserva 2010 Zodiac Rooster, to which world-renowned wine critic James Suckling gave 99/100 points: “A beautiful Brunello that shows the unique character of this great vintage”.

 

AppelationBrunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG

GrapesSangiovese 100%

Harvest-periodMid-October

Soil profilePresence of clay shale and marl (Galestro)

Elevation450 metres a.s.l.

Training systemGuyot

Vineyard density: 4500 vines/ha

Vine yield40 q/ha

Vinification18 days in steel tanks, at temperature of 28°C.

Maturation36 months in Barriques 300 year old oak trees from the famous Tronçais forest.

Production688 btls 1,5L bottles format and 8 bottles of 5L

Labelpainted by the artist Shao Fan

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Shao Fan

Shao Fan is one of the first Chinese artists to explore the boundaries between visual art and design. Born in 1964 into a family of celebrated artists in Beijing, he graduated at Beijing Arts and Crafts College in 1984, and started his professional career in 1989. His work has become an icon symbolizing China’s modern transformation and is displayed in the permanent collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

Charity Event in Hong Kong

Zodiac Rooster was presented at a Charity Gala Dinner at the Four Seasons in Hong Kong, on November 4th. The exclusive event included a live auction with 5 magnum and one 5L bottle (number 8), all signed by both Mr. Massimo Ferragamo and the artist, with net proceeds benefiting the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation.

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