Langhe DOC 'Long Now' 2015 (750 ml.) -...
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Brunello di Montalcino by Il Marroneto is made in the area north of the village of Montalcino, in the locality of Madonna delle Grazie. It is one of the reference labels of the Montalcino area. Son of a particularly suited terroir and made with passion and craftsmanship, the wine matures in large oak barrels for 39 months and refines in the bottle, ready 5 years after the harvest. Refined and intense, elegant, with delicate, complex aromas and a dense and velvety tannic texture, which envelops towards a very fresh and persistent finish. Able to combine stylistic precision and longevity. It is a prestigious bottle, an absolutely unmissable Brunello, which reaches full expressive maturity after a few years of aging in the cellar.
On the high slopes of the Montalcino hill, facing a panorama that sweeps from the towers of Siena to the mountains of Casentino, at the foot of the church of the Madonna delle Grazie stands an ancient tower where the cellar of Alessandro Mori, owner and interpreter of those Sangiovese grapes that have always been grown here. The first bottle of Brunello signed Il Marroneto came out of this winery in 1978, when his father Giuseppe bought the land just outside the walls of Montalcino, inaugurating one of the first spontaneous cellars in the area.
Around the tower, a historic building from 1246, the vines extend for 6 hectares, planted between 1975 and 1983 on slopes so steep that terracing is necessary. Cultivation is carried out with little interventionist, traditional and minimalist criteria which include natural grassing and spring pruning, in addition to the refusal of intensive production to the benefit of quality. The harvest takes place only when the stalk begins to turn to burnt colors, a sign that the seeds have reached the right ripeness that allows to give the wine vegetable tannins. The vinification to which the grapes are subjected responds to a traditional and classic enology; aging takes place in large Allier and Slovenian barrels for at least 4 years, as required by the Brunello specification. The result is an elegant and important wine, for meditation, a magnificent expression of that love and patience necessary to produce it.
After almost 40 years of activity, Il Marroneto is considered among the ten historic companies of Montalcino, among the most renowned and important, thanks to the passion and work of Alessandro, but above all to that impeccable and exciting Brunello that bears his signature.