Crafted with Sangiovese grapes coming from the homonymous vineyard, among the most beautiful and representatives of Montalcino, Podernovi is an energetic, elegant and deep Brunello.
Grape varieties: Sangiovese 100%
The territory: Montalcino, vineyard location Podernovi - 3 hectares - Altitude 450 metres (1,476 feet) above sea level. Exposure South-East. Soil rich in marl and minerals, good percentage of clay.
Training system: Spurred cordon Vinification and ageing Harvest: Grapes are hand harvested in small 17 kg crates during the first October weeks
Vinification: After careful selection of the berries, soft crushing of the grapes. Fermentation in 25 hl truncated cone-shaped Slavonian oak vats. Fermentation temperature 28/30°C. Length of fermentation 28/30 days. Malolactic fermentation in 20 hl casks. Ageing 30 months in lightly toasted 40 hl casks. This is followed by an ageing of at least 6 months in bottle before it is released onto the market.
Alcohol content: 14,4% Vol
Dry extract: 33,5 g/l
2015 Vintage characteristics: One of the best vintages in the last twenty years. The entire growing cycle of the vine took place under the best possible conditions. A cold winter with frequent heavy rainfall and low temperatures gave way to a dry spring with temperatures slightly above average, enabling uniform bud burst and perfect flowering. Showers in the summer months were scarce but fortunately heavy, which made it possible to carry out sustainable and environmentally friendly pest and disease management. Hot, sunny days with excellent day-night temperature variations enabled the bunches to achieve ideal ripening by the end of September: the berries were perfectly healthy, and acidity was high, despite elevated sugar concentration. The harvest of Sangiovese, which ended by the end of the month, delivered perfectly healthy grapes with a very thick skin, a prerequisite for long macerations and for wines with great ageing potential. Vintage rating *****
Tasting notes: Ruby red color not excessively deep, with light garnet reflections. On the nose, floral aromas of violet, cyclamen and jasmine, notes of fresh fruit and spicy hints. In the mouth it is well balanced, with a good structure and acidity as well as very smooth tannins, showing overall an excellent persistence.
Food pairings: The elegance and harmonious personality of this new cru wine enables it to pair extremely well with highly-structured cuisine such as red meats and game, as well as with mushrooms and truffles. It is ideal with matured cheeses such as Parmigiano Reggiano and Tuscan pecorino. Serve in large glasses at 16/18°C (60-65°F) to fully enjoy its aromas, opening the bottle two hours before drinking.