year of the Horse
97 points – JAMES SUCKLING
The first set of the limited edition series was created for the forthcoming year of the horse with Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2006, a 5 star vintage. With the exceptional rating of 97 points by international wine critic James Suckling, the wine made its first debut at an exclusive charity dinner held at the Four Season hotel in Hong Kong on November 25th, 2013.
“Very spicy and earthy, with decadent and dark meat, before changing to flowers and dark fruits. Full body, very soft and round, with a very, very long finish.
It’s very intense and rich, yet shows wonderfully polished tannins. Fantastic wine.”
Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG
Grape: Sangiovese 100%
Elevation: 450 metres a.s.l.
Soil profile: Rich in clay shell and marl (Galestro)
Training system: Guyot
Vine density: 4.500 plants / ha
Vine yield: 40 q/ha
Harvest: Second half of October
Vinification: the fermentation was spontaneous with the use of indigenous yeasts. Alcohol fermentation lasted 18 days with a temperature 28°C, followed by a long maceration on the skins
Ageing: 36 months in French oak, the wood comes from selected forests that are more than 300 years old, folled by 6 months in conrete tanks.
Total production: 888 numbered bottles, 1,5l format
Label: hand-painted by the artist Tian Shuhan
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