Crocedimezzo Brunello di Montalcino 2009
By James Suckling
Crocedimezzo Brunello di Montalcino
Date: February 13th, 2014
Shows delicious ripe fruit with dried berries, spices and milk-chocolate character. Full body, chewy tannins and a silky-textured finish. Drink or hold.
By Wine Enthusiast
Crocedimezzo 2009 Sangiovese (Brunello di Montalcino)
Special Designation: Editor’s Choice
Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Bottle Size: 750.00 ml
Importer: Aventine Hill LLC
In Magazine: 5/1/2014
By Kerin O’Keefe
This gem of an estate delivered a smooth and vibrant 2009 Brunello. It boasts aromas of chocolate-covered cherries accented with truffle, leather, mint and balsamic notes that all carry over to the palate alongside mocha on the back. The juicy fruit is supported by just enough fresh acidity and bracing tannins.(5/1/2014) -90
By Tenuta Crocedimezzo
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2009
Fantastic vintage for Crocedimezzo! The summer, which started late due to the rains, did not have any stress related problems due to excess water in the vineyards. The constant work in our vineyards, without the use of herbicides, combined with a beautiful month of September gave us with grapes of extreme excellence. The prolonged fermentation enhanced the superb structure, characterized by very noble and soft tannins, revealing the potential of the vintage. The period of aging in the cellar, as tradition dictates at Croce di Mezzo, by use of Slavonian and Allier oak barrels of medium size (25 and 32 hl) intensified the enormous potential in this vintage and gave even further quality and refinement to an already excellent wine. Truly a vintage to enjoy both now and over time.
Wine Technician: P.A. Roberto Nannetti
Enologist: Dr. Paolo Vaggagini
Varietal: 100% Sangiovese Grosso.
Yield Per Hectare: q.li 80
Vinification: Grapes destined for Brunello are fermented at controlled temperature for 21 days.
Color: Very intense ruby red
Bouquet: Still fresh with strong hints of vanilla and berries.
Taste: Very persistent, indicating a very well structured wine with important tannic notes.
Alcohol Content: 13.50%
Production Area: Eastern slopes of Montalcino, vineyard altitude my. 480 a.s.l.
Aging: 24 months in Slavonian and Allier oak barrels, 25 and 32 hl
Bottle Aging: Not less than 12 months
Serving Temperature: 18’C (64’F)
Best Served With: Roast, grilled red meat, game and aged cheeses
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