Verbena Brunello di Montalcino ‘Le Pope’ 2016

$57.99

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Alcohol: 15%

Grape(s): Sangiovese

Localization: Tuscany, Italy

Tasting Notes: Fantastic intensity and tannin structure with loads of blackberry, cherry, dark mushroom, wet earth, and bark. It’s full-bodied and very intense with a long, beautiful finish. Super structure for aging.

Notes: The aging differs from regular Brunello. The wine does not sit in 225 liter French oak barrels. Instead, it is racked into 30hl (800 gallons) casks of Slavonian oak (more precisely from the part of the forest in the Austrian territory). It remains in cask for 3 years of aging before release.

The Domain: This family-owned and operated winery is surrounded by greenery, among vineyards, olive groves, and rolling hills are the context in this corner of peace. A place where everything is tradition. Owner Luca Nannetti in the vineyards and 100% guided in the winery by Paolo Caciorgna, Luca’s wife Elena manages the business side.

A walk around the family farm you will see the vineyards and olive groves and appreciate the love and care paid to them- the only way in which to give life to products such as Brunello di Montelcino and Rosso di Montelcino that are known and appreciated all over the world.

Montalcino vineyards surround the farm with northeast exposure where the climate is coolest, and the other half with southeast exposure and warmer climate. Both areas are on hilly, medium-altitude.

The vineyard is located at the highest point of the Montalcino hill about 636 meters above sea level. This plot of land belonged to Elena's side of the family since the early seventies. Back then, such high elevation was not considered a typical position for growing grapes in the region, but Elena's grandfather planted 2.5 acres of vineyards in 1997 to meet the growing demand for Brunello. Today, the vineyard plot and 'Le Pope' wine is considered a jewel amongst the

Montalcino wine district. Milde summer climate, with a constant cool breeze has created a unique microclimate in Montalcino which allows for slow maturation, perfect acidity, and pH balance.