The first great vintage produced by the Tommasi family Montalcino (SI), 21st February 2020 – From 21st to 24th February, during the “Benvenuto Brunello” event organized by the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino and in the meetings that will take place at Casisano itself, the Tommasi family – vintners since 1902 – will present their first “own” Brunello. The 2015 will, in fact, be the first to be supervised totally, from the vineyard to the winery, by enologists Emiliano Falsini and Giancarlo Tommasi. Casisano’s Brunello, made entirely from Sangiovese Grosso grapes, comes from the nine hectares of vines dedicated exclusively to the production of this particular wine. These are Cordon Spur-trained and have a south-easterly exposure, on mixed soils that are rich in stones and galestro (schistous marl). In 2015, there were ideal climatic conditions (a mild winter, normally rainy spring, dry summer and a variable autumn with excellent thermal excursion) in order to obtain grapes with notably complex aromas, elegant tannins and much higher than average natural acidity: all decisive in creating a product of rare and outstanding quality. “The 2015 vintage may be considered one of the best in the last decades, due to the ideal weather in every season” states enologist Emiliano Falsini, in charge of production at Casisano. “Loving Montalcino is an act of faith in Sangiovese: the Brunello denomination is in constant evolution, but it is always faithful to its one true love. This is a region that has succeeded in renewing itself and become ever more important, always guided by the distinctive characteristics of its main grape variety and thanks to great producers who have never turned their backs on quality. 2015 also marks a new course for Casisano, a splendid estate in one of the highest points of the denomination, where elegance, acidity and freshness are what this extraordinary terroir offers us, and these are the traits we have sought to encapsulate in this fine wine”. Taste characteristics and the winemaking process Casisano’s 2015 Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G. displays a deep ruby color, tinged with garnet. It opens up on the nose with an elegant, fresh complexity, based on the fruity and spicy notes that are typical of Sangiovese. It offers attractive balance on the palate, with its great structure being accompanied by velvety tannins and considerable persistence. The winemaking process for the 2015 Brunello di Montalcino follows the traditional method of maceration on the skins for around twenty-five days, followed by three years’ maturation in Slavonian oak casks (with a maximum capacity of sixty hectoliters) and at least six months’ bottle-aging.