“Set apart by its extreme elegance, this bottling gives off a beautiful impression of fruit. The very dry climate has given Brunello Riserva 2011 a rare readiness and drink-ability without altering its intensity and longevity potential.” —Jacopo Biondi Santi. 100% Sangiovese sourced from estate vineyards from vines that are 25 years or older. 2011 had and average spring which led to rain in June and July. An extremely dry August and September ushered in a healthy harvest starting on September 8. The grapes were healthy, ripe and rich in color with thick skins. The must was rich in sugar, extracts and acidity. Fermented in Slavonian oak barrels using indigenous yeast and then aged for 36 months in Slavonian oak, followed by 2 years in bottle. This wine has a brilliant ruby red in color with a signature citrus bark notes on the nose. Generous fruit, black pepper and hints of spice are interwoven, seamlessly integrated with the wine’s tannic frame. A wine with incredible balance and structure. Firm tannins will slowly open leading to a wine of depth, complexity and harmony. Very long, lingering finish.