When you bring a glass of Brunello di Montalcino to the table, you must remember that you are bringing to the table a process which began many years ago and which was formalized through decades of experience which led to a quality wine.
Certain fundamental principles are necessary in order to ensure that Brunello di Montalcino is of the highest quality possible. These principles start with the glass used for Brunello which should be broad in shape. It is only with this tulip-shaped glass can bring out the slightest of harmonious details from this wine bouquet.
If you are lucky enough to taste an aged bottle of Brunello di Montalcino, the best thing to do is to leave the wine to breather in a crystal decanter for 20 minutes to an hour. It is essential to bring the wine to a pure state.
Brunello di Montalcino must also be served at the right temperature and not must exceed 64°F, or rather fluctuate from 68°F to 71.5°F. These are the perfect temperatures for a Brunello to fulluy express its aromas.
Brunello di Montalcino’s aroma is known for being net, fine, persistent with hints of vanilla, licorice, raspberry and cherry as well as undergrowth aromas with a blend of complex fragrances typical of aging wood. Brunello’s visual characteristics are also extremely unique leaving viscous arches which reflect the importance of Brunello’s body. Its flavors burst in your mouth leaving a dry, velvety flavor with a long finish. A multi-sensory experience in all senses.
It’s worth mentioning how to conserve your Brunello di Montalcino since it is a noble wine produced for longevity and aging. Some precautions must be followed. Bottles must be kept at a constant humidity and temperature in a horizontal fashion. The lowerd part of the cork should always remain damp. Brunello must also be protected from light and strong odors which may penetrate the wine over time, causing damage to your fine wine.