TASTING NOTES: A rich red, boasting cherry, red currant and tobacco flavors. Just balanced toward the tannins, which taste slightly green. There's plenty of sweet fruit, and the finish is long and fairly well-balanced. TECHNICAL NOTES: Brunello di Montalcino is made 100% from Sangiovese. Traditionally, the wine goes through an extended maceration period where color and flavor are extracted from the skins. Following fermentation the wine is then aged in oak. - Maturing: 60% of the mass: in Slavonian oak casks, 40% of the mass: 12 months in French oak barriques.