San Felice - Campogiovanni Brunello di Montalcino 2008
San Felice - Campogiovanni Brunello di Montalcino 2008 (89 TSW)
San Felice is located in the commune of Castelnuovo Berardenga, a few kilometres from Siena, in the heart of Chianti Classico, and it is owned by Allianz since the late ’70s. Surrounding the tiny medieval hamlet and the winery complex are 140 hectares of vineyards, 80% planted with Sangiovese, a testimony to the commitment of San Felice to the production of Chianti Classico with a manifest bond to its local terroir, as shown by its ‘Il Grigio’ and ‘Poggio Rosso’ wines.
At the same time, San Felice has won recognition as a very innovative producer and committed researcher. Examples are its historic wine Vigorello, the precursor to the Supertuscan wines, and Pugnitello, made from the ancient Tuscan grape of the same name, which San Felice re-discovered and experimented with over many years, in collaboration with the University of Florence.
Campogiovanni estate (Montalcino- Siena) at an altitude of 250-300 metres above sea level. The soil is medium textured, largely silt-sand with some clay, on sandstone and calcareous marl. Twenty-day maceration at 28-30°C, and malolactic fermentation in stainless vats. Maturation for 36 months in large Slavonian oak casks, followed by a further 12 months in bottle.
In the glass a deep ruby red color.
On the medium+ nose delicate aromas of dark cherries, plums and berries with well integrated hints of smoke, tobacco and spices.
On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with nice round and soft mouthfeel. Very elegant. Medium acidity and tannins with a recall of the nose with a long finish. Very drinkable red.
To pair with red meats, game, wild boar dishes, mature pecorino cheeses.