Snapshot
Vintage: 2013
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Appellation: Brunello Di Montalcino
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Sangiovese
Organic: Certified
Vineyard: Sourced from the Piaggione vineyard.
Orientation: South, southeast at 420-440 meters in elevation.
Soil: Calcareous and marl.
Viticulture: Organic farming. Hand harvested. Half of the vineyard planted in 1994, half planted in 2007.
Vinification: Fermented in stainless steel with ambient yeast. 12 day maceration on the skins.
Aging: Aged in in a mix of oak (5HL neutral Allier casks, 40HL Slavonian oak casks, 10-20 HL french barrels) for 36 months followed by 18 months in the bottle.
Notes: Francesco Leanza, proprietor of Salicutti, was the first producer in Montalcino to attain organic certification.