Brunello di Montalcino 2011, Tenute Silvio Nardi
Tenute Silvio Nardi, thanks to its expansive size, encompasses a wide variety of aspects and soils. The Nardi vineyards amount to fully 50 hectares planted to Sangiovese for Brunello, one of the largest vineyard holdings in the entire denomination.
The Brunello di Montalcino Silvio Nardi, enfolds two growing areas (Casale del Bosco and Manachiara), two different hillslopes (both the west slope of Montalcino and the east slope), and a multitude of soils, aspects, and elevations, which only the most painstaking mapping can interpret and exploit. The Manachiara “clear morning” Vineyard continues to be the focus of widespread interest. The southeast exposure affords its vines sunlight right from the earliest morning. The Poggia Doria vineyard receives its share of attention, with its dark, volcanic soil and abundant rock, loved by the vines, since only this plant’s roots can penetrate deep in search of water.
The winemaking process then brings out of the fruit all of the qualities that derive from the vineyard. Multiple fermentation tanks allow separate fermentations for each individual vineyard parcel, keeping the lots separate until the final blend; the lots are kept separate even during the maturation process in small oak barrels and larger casks and finally, comes the final blending.
We tasted: Brunello di Montalcino 2011
“Pure- Noble” Sangiovese wine. A wine for which blending translates to capturing different notes from different terroirs where softness arrives by gentle aging.
A “Pure- Noble” 100% Sangiovese. This wine has intense ruby red colour. The nose is clean, sophisticated, intense and complex AROMAS, rich in evolved overtones, with hints of anise, ripe wild berries and a light touch of vanilla. In the mouth is warm with supple tannins, great structure, good length and considerable aging capacity. Ideal for pasta with wild boar sauce and game meat dishes.