Castello Romitorio - Filo di Seta Brunello di Montalcino 2015
Castello Romitorio - Filo di Seta Brunello di Montalcino 2015 (93 TSW)
As you know I am a big fan of the Brunello wines and this beautiful region. The wines of Castello Romitorio always bring a smile on my face although this one is pretty young.
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Back to the wine:
Filo di Seta is a unique Brunello that is the result of a rigorous selection of grapes harvested by hand in their vineyard near the Castello Romitorio. It is a Brunello di Montalcino that seeks to express the wilder and darker essence of the area’s cooler Northwesterly microclimate.
Filo di Seta, which translates as Silk Thread, is the name of a creek that flows through the forest nearby. The vines are located at an altitude of approximately 350 meters, with Northwesterly exposure, and are carefully cared for to ensure that each plant produces the lowest yields and reaches optimal ripeness.
Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks with an initial short period of cold maceration (below 20°C) on the skins for about 15-20 hours. This is followed by up to 20 days of maceration at a higher controlled temperature.
Malolactic fermentation that is naturally caused then lasts for about 10 days, before the wine is rested to separate the lees. The wine matures in oak for approximately 30 months, and after bottling the wine is aged in Castello Romitorio’s temperature-controlled cellars for an approximately 12 months before release.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a bright garnet red color – light transparent.
On the medium+ nose aromas of ripe cherries, dried berries and flowers with hints of new leather, hay and smoky cedar.
On the palate dry, still young and full-bodied with medium+ acidity and elegant tannins. Nicely balanced, profound and complex. Long and everlasting finish.