This rich red wine comes from Brunello di Montacino in Tuscany, Italy, and is made with 100% Sangiovese grapes. It goes through a long period of aging in oak barrels—about 12 months.
It’s vibrant and has a great structure. The rich bouquet is clean and intense, with berry and floral notes. It is smooth and rounded on the palate, with flavor notes of ripe wild berries, dark cherries, plum, and anise.
The Tenute Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013 will do well with a little rest before being drunk. Let it wait a bit longer in storage before opening it, it will let the flavor bloom even more beautifully.
Pair it with an aged cheese like Pecorino if you’re having it for starters. Grilled meats and game are great choices for an entrée pairing. Try it with a venison with a berry preserve, a roast turkey or a roast pigeon. Umami-rich steak is also brilliant with it, as well as rich fish, like a smoked or grilled salmon.
Silvio Nardi bought Casale del Bosco in Montalcino in 1950, and a few years later, the first bottle of Brunello is baptized. And in 1962, he bought Manachiar. Nardi and his estate become one of the founders of the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino (Brunello Consortium), an association of wine producers created to explore perspectives and developments, and protection of the product.
In 1985, Silvio’s youngest daughter, Emilia, joins the company in her twenties, and by 1990, takes over the estate. She has since been in charge, with the assistance of her brothers, of maintaining the quality of Brunello. They aim to keep up with modern styles, but also to maintain respect to tradition.
Store unopened red wines in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 16 to 18°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.