Brusco dei Barbi Sangiovese IGT

Fattoria dei Barbi

Pronunciation
BRUCE-coe
Year
2011
Type
Red
Winery
Fattoria dei Barbi
Region
Toscana
Oenologist
Paolo Salvi

Overview

It took Giovanni Colombini in the 1960's years of research to produce the Brusco. A wine which was born from the extensive soaking of skinned Sangioves grapes. The aim was to regain Tuscan tradition for "May wines", which rested for 3 months with their pomace, and it was discovered that such long fermentation allowed for extraction of so many components of the grapes which normally would have been lost. Thanks to long fermentation Brusco has softness, great colour, complexity and tannins which are all obtained from the skins and not from the barrels. Its system of vinification, which was patented, gives a strong bodied wine with fruity and spicy aromas.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
100% Sangiovese
Vinification
Fermentation for 10 days. The must is placed in sealed stainless steel vats with the skins on under a blanket of CO2. The wine is then racked.
Aging
Carried out in stainless steel tanks.
Alcohol
13.25%
| Appearance
Brilliant and lively ruby red.
| Aroma
A fresh bouquet with fruity and flowery perfume with hints of raspberry, cherry and earthy spice.
| Taste
The smooth tannins create a full integration between acidity and freshness. Very pleasant lingering fruity finish. Soft fruit profile.
| Serving Suggestions
A versatile wine. It complements chicken and lighter meats, salami, pasta with ragu or spicy sauces, fresh cheeses and classic pizza.

Brusco dei Barbi Sangiovese IGT

Suggested Retail:
$18.50
CSPC#:
299073
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
12