San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016 Red Wine

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San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016

Tuscany, Italy

97 pts. Wine Spectator:

"Plenty of balsamic aromas preview this red, settling into a core of macerated cherry and plum fruit, framed by juniper, thyme, Scotch broom, tar and iodine. Racy and harmonious, with a solid layer of tannins underneath. Best from 2024 through 2047. 1,300 cases made, 700 cases imported." — BS

96 pts. James Suckling:

"A serene and intensely structured Brunello with cherry, cedar, walnut and dry-earth aromas with some burnt-lemon undertones. Full-bodied, yet with very fine tannins that are extremely polished and beautiful. Goes on for minutes. A gorgeous young wine. Try after 2023."


The colour is ruby red with a slight tendency to garnet. The perfume is intense and complex, spicy, with dominant notes of Amarena cherry. The olfactory phase continues on the palate. The flavour is full, harmonious and persistent, with dense and silky tannins.

Altitude: from 240 to 300 metres a.s.l.
Type of soil: of Eocene origin, clayey, calcareous with shale
: north, north-east
Planting density: 4.650 plants/hectare
Training system: unilateral and bilateral cordon spur
Grape variety: Sangiovese Grosso
Rootstock: 110 R and 420 A
Harvesting period: first ten days of October
Grape yield per hectare: 7 tons per hectare
Vinification: Fermentation in stainless steel at controlled temperature
Maceration: 2 days at 10°C - 10/12 days at 26/28°C
Malolactic fermentation: in vats of cement, stainless steel and wood
Ageing: 24/28 months in barrels
Refinement in the bottle: 10 months
Bottles produced: 15,000
Alc: 14.5

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