Year of the Monkey


98 points – JAMES SUCKLING


The third edition of the Zodiac collection was designed by artist Wang Mai – the work depicts a monkey in two different labels showing effects and techniques borrowed from both Italian and Chinese frescoes, these labels were made to celebrate 2015, the year of the monkey.


The Brunello di Montalcino 2010 Year of the Monkey is characterized by complexity and elegance. Intense ruby red with garnet reflections, the nose gives interesting balsamic and pungent notes that evolve into spices and leather. It bursts into the mouth with exuberance, characterized by a continuous evolution in the mouth, giving an enchanting persistence.

Denomination: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Grapes: 100% Sangiovese

Altitude: 450 meters above sea level

Exposure: South-west

Terrain: rrocky, strong presence of Galestro

Type of plant: guyot

Density: 4,500 plants / ha

Yield: 40 q/ha

Harvest: second half of October

Winemaking: fermentation occurs naturally with the use of indigenous yeasts. The alcoholic fermentation lasted 18 days at a constant temperature of 28°C, followed by a long maceration on the skins.

Aging: 36 months in French oak barriques, wood from selected forest plants that are 270/300 years old and 6 months in non-vitrified concrete. em>

Alcohol content: 14.5%

Production: 288 numbered 1.5l bottles and 3 bottles in a special set

Label: painting by the artist Wang Mai

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Wang Mai was born in Heilonjiang in 1972. His works are a combination of realism and science fiction/fantasy, characterized by symbols related to tradition. Wang is widely recognized as the most versatile self-taught artist of his generation.

His works of art show his closeness to global social, cultural and political problems. He stages utopian, fantastic and absurd realities – aimed at underlining the uncertainty of the future.

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Charity Gala Dinner 2016

Zodiac Rooster? was presented at the Four Seasons in Hong Kong on November 4th. During the evening, 5 Magnums and bottle no. were auctioned. 8 of 5 litres, all signed by the artist and Massimo Ferragamo. The total proceeds? was donated to the HKBCF Asian Foundation to support the fight against cancer.

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