BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO "FIORE DEL VENTO" 2018

DOCG Brunello di Montalcino
BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO

Wine Description

The wine shows a very lively, dark garnet color. On the nose, sour cherry, stone pine, and light notes of cloves. On the palate, strong tannin and present acidity. As always, the Fiore del Vento shows its salty component due to the limestone soil on which it grows.

Wine Type
still wine | red | dry
Alcohol
14.5 %
Residual Sugar
< 0.5 g/l
Acid
7.1 g/l
Allergens
sulfites
Drinking Temperature
15 - 17 °C
Aging Potential
19 years
Optimum Drinking Year
2023 - 2042

Award

Winescritic
94
Gardini Notes
92
Robert Parker
94
James Suckling
94
Vini Buoni d`Italia
4 stelle
The Wine Enthusiast
93
Luca Maroni
93
Sommelierlife
95

Vineyard

Origin
Italy, Toscana, Montalcino
Quality grade
DOCG Brunello di Montalcino
Site
Vigna Anemone
Varietal
Sangiovese 100 % | 27 years
5000 plants/ha | 3000 liter/ha
Sea Level
450 - 500 m
Soil
stony
calcareous
loamy

Harvest and Maturing

Harvest
handpicked | 15 kg cask
Grape Sorting
manual
Fermentation
spontaneous with pied de cuve
Malolactic Fermentation
yes
Fermentation Process
délestage | 1 - 3 x day | Duration: 5 days
pump over | 1 - 1 x day | Duration: 20 days
Maturing
#1 | 100 % | tonneau | 700 L | used barrel | 12 month(s) | Sangiovese
#2 | 100 % | large wooden barrel | 2000 L | used barrel | 12 month(s) | Sangiovese
#3 | 50 % | concrete tank | 1000 L | 12 month(s)
#3 | 50 % | terracotta | 1000 L | 12 month(s)
#4 | 100 % | stainless steel tank | 2000 L | 12 month(s)
Bottling
natural cork | 29 july 2022 | 2660 bottles

Product Codes

EAN
8032130032288

7 Dynamic Brunello Crus

Hayo Loacker, inspired by the vineyard classification of Burgundy, began 10 years ago to closely observe the terroir and the growth processes of the vines on Corte Pavone in Montalcino in order to produce very individual crus of Brunello di Montalcino. After elaborate measurements with highly sensitive infrared sensors, dynamic micro-parcelling was carried out throughout the entire estate in various growth zones and from these, seven individual single vineyards of Brunello were defined - the "7 DYNAMIC BRUNELLO CRUS". The crus are dynamic because the final selection of the grapes within the single vineyard sites is individually optimized with new measurements at the time of harvesting.

Curiosity

The anemone (it. Fiore del Vento) feels and reacts to every little breeze, it is a very delicate & sensitive flower - just like the wine "Fiore del Vento".

Vintage 2018

Seasonal trend: winter characterised by average rainfall and some snow, which made up for the considerable lack of water. The year began with temperatures above the seasonal average, which lasted until the end of February, when there was a sharp drop in temperatures with snowfall that affected the whole area, and minimum temperatures reaching almost -10°C. There was some light snowfall and rain during March with minimum temperatures below 0 and maximum temperatures above 15° at the end of the month. In April, the month in which the buds opened, rainfall was sporadic and minimum temperatures were around 5°C, increasing suddenly from the middle of the month. Frequent and abundant rainfall in May, accompanied by high temperatures, allowed optimal vegetative development. Flowering began at the end of the month. Thanks to the significant humidity accumulated in the soil, the vineyards were able to withstand the high temperatures of June and July. Fruit setting was completed throughout the whole area by mid-June. There was a slight delay in veraison, which began in the second half of July. August was characterised by weak, intermittent rainfall in the first three weeks and average temperatures of 25°C. Temperatures fell significantly in the last few days of the month, with minimum temperatures occasionally falling below 12°C. This led to uneven ripening, commencing from the end of August. There were some rainy days during the first week of September, with maximum temperatures of 30°C. The limited amount of rain on the grapes guaranteed good ripening. Heavy rainfall and temperatures of around 20°C from the second half of September forced the wineries to bring the Sangiovese harvest forward in order to ensure that the grapes were healthy. Product characteristics: the Sangiovese grapes were healthy. The average weight of the berries was medium-high and the wines produced were more elegant and refined, not particularly structured but with well-balanced tannins, evident primary aromas and clear scents. (Consorzio Brunello di Montalcino)