Tornesi Brunello 2010 Riserva

Only made in exceptional vintage years. Previous to the 2010, a Riserva was made in 2007. Aged 36 months in barrel, then released after another 3 years in bottle.

Details

Details

2010 was a much celebrated Brunello vintage and it comes as no surprise that it gave rise to a Riserva bottling at the Tornesi winery. We sold out of the the 2010 Brunello faster than expected and are glad that we can follow up with this Riserva. While supplies last...

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard No
Winemaker Maurizio Tornesi
Producer Tornesi
Alcohol 14.00
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 1.20
Acidity (g/l) 5.80
Closure Cork
Cellar Potential This is one for the cellar...
Grape Variety 100% - Sangiovese
Body medium
Sweetness dry
region Tuscany

Region

Tuscany


Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to many of the nation's most popular wines, and a few of its most distinguished. The nine DOCGs include such famous names as Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and several different manifestations of Chianti.

In addition, there are thirty-three DOCs, which now include wines that were previously known as Super-Tuscans, and made in the Bordelaise style from French cultivars.

White wines include the dry Vernaccia from San Gimigniano, as well as the nobly sweet Vin Santo, produced from a number of possibly varieties. Viticulture predates the Common Era, and Tuscany has been exporting its wines since many centuries BCE.

Subregion

Montalcino


Montalcino is a commune in Tuscany, which is famous for its wine the Brunello di Montalcino. The town of Montalcino is a small medieval village located about 564 metres (1,850 ft) above sea level in the province of Siena.

Brunello is a diminutive of Bruno ("brown"), which is the name that was given to what was believed to be a local grape variety. But already at the end of the 19th century Siena's Amphelographic Commission determined that the grape was in fact San Giovese and not a distinct variety. The name remained and evolved into a regional designation.

In 1980, Brunello di Montalcino was awarded the first Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG).

Montalcino has one of the warmest and driest climates in Tuscany. Here Northern vineyards produce considerably racier and more aromatic wines than the hotter Southern vineyards and most of the top producers have vineyards of both exposures achieve the style of the house through blending the two.

A vast range in soils spans limestone, clay, marl, schist and volcanic soils and gives rise to a range of quality levels that have led to some arguing for a subzone classification on labels.

Vineyards in Montalcino are planted in varied soils-including limestone, clay, schist, volcanic soil and a crumbly marl known as galestro-at altitudes ranging from 149 m to 500 m. This diversity in terroir contributes to the vast range in quality and complexity of Brunello di Montalcino.

Brunello is made from 100% San Giovese. After extended marceration the wine spends a minimum of three years "in-botte"& dash large Slavonian oak casks that impart no oak flavor. Some producers use French oak instead, or a mix of the two.

SKU: 2568

Regular Price: $89.90

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