Gold Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
Gold Medal / 95 Points - International Wine Challenge
3 Bicchieri - Gambero Rosso
93 Points - Associazione Italian Sommelier
90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
60 quintals / hectare
36 to 48 months in large Slovenian oak casks of 25 Hl.
10,500 bottles handcrafted
elevation: 1,000 ft
From the southernmost sections of the Montalcino appellation you'll find the Corte dei Venti estate winery. Owned and operated by Clara Monaci, her family has been making wine in Montalcino since 1943. Her family's estate, Corte dei Venti, which translates to "Court of the Winds," is named after a unique microclimate in Montalcino. This section of Montalcino is the sunniest, characterized by hilly slopes, red soils, and constant sea winds that keep the vineyards healthy.
This Brunello di Montalcino is bombastic and bold, with a refined rawness that speaks of its low-to-zero intervention in the cellar. The wine is big, bold, complex, with the classic Sangiovese cherry notes, spices, minerality, and even a touch of tobacco. This is THE Brunello that everyone expects and actually gets.
The vineyards are characterized by hilly soils with steep slopes of varying degrees. The soils have a red color which is unique in Montalcino. Rich in ferrous calcareous clay and well endowed with minerals that are influenced by the winds coming from the sea. It's the constant sea winds that guarantee a prolonged and optimal ripening of the grapes.
This artisanal Brunello di Montalcino comes from low-yielding vines for enhanced quality. The wine is aged 36 to 48 months in large Slovenian oak casks of 25 Hl. Followed by at least 4 months of bottle resting until release. 10,500 bottles handcrafted.