Producer: Castiglion del Bosco
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1100 2015 Magnum
Riserva Milecento is a reference wine in the Montalcino scenario that has acquired more and more importance over time, supported by the quality of the project carried out with dedication and competence by the Ferragamo family.
Produced with low-yielding grapes (about 50 quintals per hectare) carefully selected several times and harvested by hand in that green and uncontaminated area located north-west of Montalcino, Riserva Millecento is a blend of eight historic vineyards planted in 1998, whose grapes are harvested, vinified and then aged separately.
A land with a predominant presence of marl contains medium-dense vineyards (5000 plants/hectare) positioned at about 400 meters above sea level. Vinified in steel with long macerations, this wine ages 36 months in French oak barrels of 30 hectoliters and then undergoes a further passage of 6 months in non-vitrified concrete, a peculiar solution that makes it even more unique in the local panorama.
The 2015 vintage is notoriously of high quality despite of a climate that has put the winemakers to the test and enhanced their experience and ability. The heat peaks registered translate into a more powerful, muscular and warm style, with vigorous but not sharp nor excessive tannins, confirming the high quality of the grapes that have reached harvest and the great potential for aging.
Elegant is a term that is well suited to a first tasting step: on the nose red fruits in alcohol such as cherry alternate with sweet spices like vanilla and cloves, then meeting tobacco and hints of cocoa. A great softness emerges on the palate, well balanced by a present acidity and integrated tannin within an overall good structure, with a particularly persistent finish which again recalls the red fruit present on the nose.
Surprising for its harmony and elegant balance, Riserva Millecento gives its name to the wine club in Castiglion del Bosco estate (see the picture). Produced in a total of 8000 bottles within all the different formats (Magnum is our online exclusive), is an oenological masterpiece hard to forget.
Weight: 4.5 kg
Denomination: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Grapes: Sangiovese 100%
Aging: 3 years on 30hl oak barrel, then 6 months in not vitrified cement
Alcohol content: 14.5%
Service temperature: 16/18 °C
Pairing: Beef tenderloin, Grilled T-bone steak, Pasta with Porcini or Truffle