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Tenuta Buon Tempo Brunello di Montalcino 2015

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Primary Notes: Plum Cherry Liquorice, Leather, Asian Violet

Secondary Notes: Tobacco

Tertiary Notes:

Body: Medium +

Dryness: Very Dry

Acidity: Medium

Tannin: Medium +

Alcohol (%): 14.5

Origin: Montalcino, Italy

Maker: Tenuta Buon Tempo

Grape: Sangiovese

Fermentation: Heavy Wood

Awards: >90

Decanting: 2 hours

Serving Temperature: Best served between 18‚Äď20¬įC

Asian Food Pairing: Mushroom curry, Butter chicken Masala, grilled wagyu

Western Food Pairing: Wild boar stew, mature cheeses, grilled vegetables

Description

Tenuta Buon Tempo Brunello di Montalcino 2015

Tenuta Buon Tempo Brunello di Montalcino represents the perfect combination of power, finesse and long ageing potential. Deep garnet colour that turns brick red with age. Fruity fresh cherry and plum nose with notes of violet florals and Asian spices. Complex, dry and well-structured palate with a balanced acidity and evident tannins. Round flavours of ripe cherries and black plums that evolves into a liquorice, leather and tobacco spiced finish.

 

Ageing potential: Keep until 2029.

100% Sangiovese Grosso. From south-east facing vineyards in the extreme south of the Montalcino zone, surrounded by breathtaking countryside. The vineyards are spread over 800 metres, with an altitude difference of 170 meters between the highest and lowest vineyards. The soil is well-draining and predominantly poor in organic substances, forcing the vines to look for water and nourishment deep down. There’s a constant breeze blowing in from the coast and the presence of Monte Amiata to the south ensures protection from bad weather and vine diseases, making it easier for the estate to farm organically.

Harvesting the fruit by hand. Temperature-controlled vinification in stainless steel and fermentation with indigenous yeasts; 4 weeks’ maceration. 75% matures for 3 years in large (20 and 35 hl) Slavonian oak casks, the rest in 500L French oak tonneaux (2nd fill). Finally, the wine clears naturally by settling in stainless steel and is then left to rest for a minimum of 6 months in bottle before release onto the market.

 

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

"Aromas of dried strawberries, blackberries and light cloves follow through to a medium to full body, firm and chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Tight and rich. Give it a year to two to open. Try after 2021."

 - 93 POINTS

"The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino shows dusty ripe cherries and plum laced with red floral perfumes, as notes of brown spice and hints of undergrowth develop in the glass. Creamy textures meld into bright cherry and strawberry, as the 2015 Buon Tempo takes a turn to the savory side with notes of rosemary, minerals, and leather tones. The finish is long, displaying staining red fruits yet still fresh, as a mix of residual acids and minerals cleanse the senses, leaving just a hint of fine tannin that provides an attractive grippiness toward the close. This is a model of class and elegance from the ripe 2015 vintage."

- 92 POINTS

- 90 POINTS

"ÔĽŅAromas of black cherry, underbrush and baking spice form the nose. The solid palate offers mature black plum, licorice and tobacco alongside firm tannins."