Year of the Tiger
Classification and total production
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG
999 numbered Magnum bottles (1,5L)
18 numbered Jeroboam bottles, (5L)
2015 vintage at Castiglion del Bosco
2015 was a textbook vintage in terms of the climate and the exceptional quality of the grapes. July and August were hot and dry, and the soil’s water reserves, which accumulated in the spring, helped to counteract the heat, leading to a superb vintage, which benefitted from day-night temperature swings in September, hence the perfect ripening of the berries.
The coolness of the weeks in the run-up to the harvest resulted in the perfect concentration of the aromas and ideal tannic maturation. The hand-picked grapes were healthy and integral, boasting small bunches and sparse berries, while the sugar content and acidity were exceptional.
Vinification and ageing
The excellent quality of the grapes enabled a prolonged maceration, which continued after the fermentation phase. Ageing took place in selected French oak barrels for 36 months.
Winemaker tasting notes
Elegance, integrity and persistence make it an extraordinary and high-quality wine. The rich bouquet denotes the finesse of this Sangiovese: notes of cherry, plum and aromatic herbs with hints of leather and cinnamon. Full bodied, with firm but smooth tannins that make the finish elegant, soft but persistent.
Cecilia Leoneschi – November 2021
The label of the Year of the Tiger is the remake of an historical foulard that Fulvia Ferragamo Visconti, sister of Massimo, made in 1993, using her iconic flower pattern. It was thanks to her that Salvatore’s dream of dressing women, head to toe, became true. In 1971 Fulvia launched a new silk collection with personalized patterns characterized by prints made with exclusive decorative subjects such as exotic animals, especially felines, formed by a patchwork of flowers. Probably in an attempt to give Ferragamo scarves a signature stamp, Fulvia looked at the uppers of shoes created by her father using the patchwork technique, which employed a combination of different leathers and colours.