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Il Palazzone Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013

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Il Palazzone Brunello is intense ruby red with deep garnet hues. The bouquet is intense and ethereal with aromas ranging from dark fruit and berries to chocolate, coffee, leather, liquorice and balsamic notes. The wines are silky and elegant, potent yet balanced and characterised by sweet tannins. Il Palazzone Brunellos are beautifully balanced with all the promise of their bouquet fulfilled in the mouth and finish
Distrikt Toscana
Druvor Sangiovese
Årgång 2013
Vatten MINVINO NO 3 PASSAR TILL STRAMA & KOMPLEXA RÖDA VINER från t ex Priorat och Bordeaux samt MJUKA & BÄRIGA RÖDA VINER som pinot noir
Fyllighet 10
Fruktsyra 10
Strävhet 10
Tillverkare Il Palazzone
Artikelnr IP102
Lagerstatus 6
I Lager
Avnjutes mellan 2019 - 2028
Per flaska Per låda
Pris
676kr
4053kr
(Antal flaskor / låda: 6)

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94/100
Gassås Wine: Superfynd
92/100
Decanter: Graceful and complex
This graceful and complex Brunello is a blend of plots from two areas. One is a cool site near Montalcino reaching a lofty 530 metres above sea level while the other is at lower altitudes in the warm reaches of Castelnuovo dell’Abate. Dusty earth, forest berries and cinnamon are underpinned by iron nuances. The palate is savoury and brilliant, and while the tannins have a mellowed quality they hold the wine together neatly. Drinking window 2018-2028..
93/100
Winespectator: Harmony
Harmony and texture are the calling cards here, setting up the cherry, berry,leather and almond flavors. The tannins are well-integrated and this finishes with tobacco, tea and iron notes. More elegant than muscular. Best from 2021 through 2033. 837 cases made
92/100
Robert Parker: Indeed happy
I hadn’t tasted new releases from Il Palazzone since the 2010 vintage, so this is indeed a happy return. The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino sees fruit blended from three destiny subzones of the appellation, and it is fermented in oak. Starting at the beginning of 2017, Il Palazzone started working with consulting oenologist Maurizio Castelli, and we should start seeing his imprint on the wines in a few years’ time. This Brunello represents the second vintage made in the estate’s spanking new winery. It opens to a dark ruby color and lightweight appearance. The bouquet is bright and complete with red fruit tones, cassis and dried cherry, with light spice, tar and grilled herb peeking in furtively at the back. Il Palazzone did not make a Riserva in 2013. The estate made on in 2010 and the next Riserva will be 2015. That means that the best fruit in the 2013 vintage has been directed to this wine and it shows. No Brunello will be produced in 2014. Drink 2020-2030.

Il Palazzone Brunello is intense ruby red with deep garnet hues. The bouquet is intense and ethereal with aromas ranging from dark fruit and berries to chocolate, coffee, leather, liquorice and balsamic notes. The wines are silky and elegant, potent yet balanced and characterised by sweet tannins. Il Palazzone Brunellos are beautifully balanced with all the promise of their bouquet fulfilled in the mouth and finish.

BOTTLE: 75 Cl.
ALCOHOL / VOL. 13.5%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 8-12.000 bottles, depending on vintage
FIRST VINTAGE: 1990

GRAPES: Il Palazzone Brunello di Montalcino DOCG is produced with 100% Sangiovese Grosso grapes from our own property in Montalcino.

VINEYARDS: The estate has three separate vineyards in quite different areas of Montalcino.

GROWTH SYSTEM: Balanced single spur cordon

YIELD PER HECTARE: Generally less than 5.000 kg. grapes, much lower than the maximum yield permitted for DOCG production.

HARVEST: Usually the first week of October. The grapes are picked by hand using small crates.

VINIFICATION: Long maceration in contact with the marcs with frequent pumpovers. Maximum temperature 28 – 30° C

AGING: Traditional aging times are respected. Il Palazzone Brunello often spends nearly four years in wood. Current DOCG regulations specify a minimum of only two years. We use large Slavonian oak barrels.

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Le Due Porte vineyardsResponsible Agriculture
We are currently practising what is known as “agricoltura responsabile.”

 

 

Marco and Massimo make decisionsPrecision viticulture
Every week our consultant agronomer visits the vineyard in order to assess the particular conditions at Il Palazzone. He analyses factors that influence grape yield and quality (soil, topography, microclimate, vine health, etc.) and helps us to make the appropriate choices in the vineyards. Our vineyards vary so much in terms of terroir that we benefit from an individual approach. This way of working ensures that we never do unnecessary treatments.

 

Le Due Porte vineyardsNo chemical pesticides
The few treatments that we make in the vineyard are base metals that are allowed by the EEC directive 2092/91 that governs organic farming. We do not use sophisticated chemical compounds that are damaging to the environment and the ecosystem.

 

Bart cuts back excess foliage: July 2009By hand at any cost
Whenever possible we effect manual operations rather than anti-fungal treatments. For example we will choose to strip away vine-leaves by hand in order to give the bunches as much air as possible after rain in order to avoid grey mould rather than spraying the vines with an anti-botrytis treatment.

Opting for manual work rather than tractor intervention is always more expensive. However, “il vino si fa in vigna” – wine is principally made in the vineyard, not the cellar – and these results of these choices are evident in the final quality of our wines.

 

VineyardCultivating biodiversity
We are trying to reacquire the balance that is lost through the use of chemicals by avoiding them as much as possible and trying to replenish the soil and the ecosystem. You will see flowers, butterflies, ladybirds and earthworms in our vineyard!

 

Cover cropsCover crops : green manure
We have opted for organic fertiliser in the vineyards. Rather than using chemical fertilizers which pollute streams and groundwater, we plant cover crops – nitrogen rich leguminous plants such as lupins and fava beans – in alternate rows. These are then ploughed into the earth, enriching and fertilising the soil. This has the many advantages: it reduces erosion, improves water absorption and increases soil organic matter which enhances soil structure. It can also lead to increased soil carbon sequestration which has been promoted as a mitigation strategy to help offset the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels.

 

Locally sourced chestnut postsVineyard posts
We use locally grown chestnut posts that do not need to be treated with preservatives as supports in the vineyard.