Brunello di Montalcino, Fonterenza

Brunello di Montalcino, Fonterenza - 2012

Item # 39421 750mL
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Grape Variety

Tasting Notes

Made from the Sangiovese Grosso grape variety that was planted in the late 1990s. This comes from a 1.6 ha lot of vines, Vigna del Bosco, planted on a north facing site that is surrounded by forest. Elegant in style, this is a result of the signature of the winery but also of the finesse of this impeccable vintage.

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Astor's Glossary of Terms


A clone of the great Sangiovese grape, used to make the famed Brunello di Montalcino red wines of Tuscany. Wines made of this particular clone are among the most complex and rich expressions of the pure grape variety, yielding robust, voluptuous wines with great depth and aging potential. Typical notes include leather, earth, plums, and spices. Potentially the most tannic and ageworthy of the...

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When you think of Tuscan wine, think of Sangiovese, the grape that is common to most great Tuscan reds (Vernaccia is the only white wine made here). Brunello di Montalcino, one of the most complex expressions of Sangiovese, has the best aging potential. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano shows the softer side of the grape, containing up to 20% of other varieties. Young Chianti often smells of fresh...

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