Year of the Monkey


94 points – JAMES SUCKLING


The third edition of the Zodiac collection has been designed by the artist Wang Mai – the artwork features a monkey in two different labels that show effects and techniques borrowed by Italian and Chinese frescoes. These labels were made to celebrate the 2015 Year of the Monkey.

Complexity, refined elegance and an enchanting palate are the characteristics of this wine – the vines are cultivated in the highest part of the Capanna vineyard, which has a unique soil and exposure. Intense ruby red with garnet reflections. It?s exuberant and exquisite, in mouth it increases with an infinite progression.

This vintage scored 98 points by James Suckling who describes this wine with aromas of balsamic vinegar, cedar, aniseed and plums that follow through to a full body, ultra-fine tannins and a long, long finish.

AppellationBrunello di Montalcino DOCG

GrapesSangiovese 100%

Elevation450 metres a.s.l.

Soil ProfilePresence of clay shale and marl (Galestro)

Training SystemGuyot

Vineyard Density4.500 vines / ha

Vineyard Yield40 q/ha

Vinification18 days in steel tanks, at a temperature of 28 degrees Celsius

Maturation36 months in barriques 300 year old oak trees from the famous Troncais forest

Production288 btls 1,5 L bottles format and 3-bottle special set

Labehand-painted by the artist Wang Mai

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Wang Mai was born in Heilonjiang in 1972 and he is considered as a self-taught artist since he has not received any formal art training in an academy. His works are a combination of realism and science fiction, characterised by traditional symbols. Wang is widely recognised as the most versatile artist of his generation in the Chinese art scene.

His works speak on behalf of world’s social, cultural and political problems. Utopian

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Charity Gala Dinner 2016

Zodiac Rooster ? stato presentata al Four Seasons di Hong Kong lo scorso 4 novembre. Durante la serata sono state battute all?asta 5 Magnum e la bottiglia nr. 8 da 5 litri, tutte firmate dall?artista e da Massimo Ferragamo. Il ricavato totale ? stato devoluto a favore della Fondazione asiatica HKBCF per sostenere la lotta contro i tumori.

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