Information

DOCG Italian Wines: Disciplinary for the production of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG wine

DOCG Italian Wines: Disciplinary for the production of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG wine


We are searching data for your request:

Forums and discussions:
Manuals and reference books:
Data from registers:
Wait the end of the search in all databases.
Upon completion, a link will appear to access the found materials.

Production specification - Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Official Gazette No. 133 of 10 June 1998 - Decree of 19 May 1998. It takes over from the Decree of 24 June 1996 published in the Official Gazette of 6 July 1996.

Modification to the production disciplinary of the Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin wine Brunello di Montalcino

Article 1
The Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin Brunello di Montalcino is reserved for red wine which meets the conditions and requirements established by these Production Regulations.

Article 2
The Brunello di Montalcino Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin wine must be obtained from grapes coming from the vineyards composed within the company exclusively from the Sangiovese grape variety (called, in Montalcino, Brunello).

Article 3
The grapes destined for the production of Brunello di Montalcino Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin must be produced within the administrative territory of the Municipality of Montalcino in the Province of Siena.
They are to be considered suitable for enrollment in the Register of Vineyards provided for by article 4 of the law 10 February 1992 n. 164, only the vineyards that meet the characteristics provided for in articles 2 and 4, however suitable to give the grapes and the wine derived the specific qualitative characteristics provided for by this production regulation.
The vineyards registered in the Register of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin Brunello di Montalcino wine can also be used to produce wine with the Denomination of Controlled Origin Rosso di Montalcino, under the conditions established by the relative Production Disciplinary.
The use of additional toponymic indications that refer to the vineyards is allowed, from which the grapes from which the so qualified wine was actually obtained come from, provided that:
- are indicated at the time of the report in the register of vineyards so that they can be highlighted separately;
- are the subject of specific annual reporting of the grapes and that the grapes are vinified separately and the grapes and related wines are taken care of separately in the mandatory cellar records.
Newly planted vineyards and replantings can be registered in the Brunello di Montalcino vineyards from the third year following the date of planting, as verified with the minutes of the competent regional body.
The maximum yield of grapes per hectare allowed cannot exceed 30% in the third year of planting and 70% in the fourth year of planting, compared to the maximum referred to in article 4.

Article 4
The cultivation conditions of the vineyards destined for the production of Brunello di Montalcino wine of controlled and guaranteed denomination of origin must be suitable to give the grapes and the wine derived the specific quality characteristics provided for by this production specification.
In particular, the cultivation conditions of the vineyards must meet the following requirements:
soils: geochronologically attributable to an interval of time ranging from the Cretaceous to the Pliocene; however suitable to give grapes and derived wine the specific quality characteristics;
- position: hilly;
- altitude: not higher than 600 m a.s.l .;
- exposure: suitable to ensure suitable ripening of the grapes;
- planting density: those generally used according to the peculiar characteristics of the grapes and wine; for new plants and replantings the minimum density must be 3000 plants per hectare;
- training systems and pruning systems: those generally used and / or in any case suitable for not changing the peculiar characteristics of grapes and wine;
- forcing practices: all forcing practices are prohibited.
The maximum quantity of grapes allowed for the production of the Brunello di Montalcino controlled and guaranteed designation of origin must not exceed 8 tons per hectare of vineyards in specialized cultivation, equal to 54.4 hl of wine.
Without prejudice to the maximum limit indicated above, the production of the vineyard in mixed cultivation must be calculated in relation to the number of existing vines and their production per vine, which must not exceed on average 2.7 kg.
In favorable vintages, the quantities of grapes obtained and to be destined for the production of the Brunello di Montalcino controlled and guaranteed designation of origin wine must be reported within the above limits provided that the overall production does not exceed 20% of the limits, without prejudice the limits of the grape / wine yield referred to in Article 5 for the aforementioned quantities.
The grapes destined for vinification subjected, if necessary, to prior sorting, must guarantee the wine a minimum natural alcoholic strength by volume of 12%.
If the toponym "Vigna" is claimed, the grapes must guarantee the wine a minimum natural alcoholic strength by volume of 12.5%.

Article 5
In the winemaking of the Brunello di Montalcino wine of controlled and guaranteed denomination of origin, only the oenological practices capable of giving the wine its peculiar characteristics are allowed.
The maximum yield of grapes in finished wine, ready for consumption, must not exceed 68%.
If the yield exceeds this limit, but not 75%, the surplus is not entitled to the denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin.
Over 75% of the right to the controlled and guaranteed designation of origin for the entire product lapses.
In the case of claiming a "Vineyard" no type of enrichment can be made.
The controlled and guaranteed denomination of origin wine "Brunello di Montalcino", must undergo a refinement period of at least two years in oak containers of any size.
The "Brunello di Montalcino" controlled and guaranteed designation of origin wine cannot be released for consumption before 1 January of the year following the five-year term, calculated considering the vintage of the vintage.
The wine with the denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin "Brunello di Montalcino" can carry the term "Riserva" as a qualification, if released for consumption after January 1 of the year following the end of six years, calculated considering the vintage of the vintage , without prejudice to the minimum of two years in oak containers and six months in the bottle.
The dates of the beginning and end of the aging period in oak containers must be documented with relevant notes on the cellar records.
The aging product in oak containers can be transferred to other containers during the aging period. These transfers must be documented in the cellar records so that the two years of aging in oak containers are evident.
Without prejudice to the refinement in oak containers, 6% of the vintage wine can be kept in refinement in different containers to be used exclusively for overfilling.
The wine with controlled and guaranteed denomination of origin "Brunello di Montalcino", before being released for consumption, must undergo a period of aging in bottle for at least four months and at least six months for the "Riserva" type.
The period of refinement in the bottle must be documented with relevant notes on the cellar records.
The wine with the denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin "Brunello di Montalcino" can be designated by choice of cellar in compliance with the relative production Disciplinary, with the denomination of controlled origin "Rosso di Montalcino", without prejudice to the expected yield per hectare for the "Brunello di Montalcino".
The vinification, conservation, aging in wood, bottle aging and bottling operations must be carried out in the production area defined in art. 3.

Article 6
The wine with controlled and guaranteed denomination of origin "Brunello di Montalcino" at the time of release for consumption must meet the following characteristics:
- color: intense ruby ​​red tending to garnet;
- odor: characteristic and intense;
- flavor: dry, warm, a little tannic, robust, harmonious, persistent;
- minimum total alcoholic strength by volume: 12.5% ​​vol .;
- minimum total acidity: 5.0 g / l;
- minimum net dry extract: 24.0 g / l.
The batches to be qualified with the term "Reserve" must be separated on the mandatory cellar records by 31 December of the fifth year, calculated considering the vintage of the vintage.

Article 7
The wine with denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin "Brunello di Montalcino" must be released for consumption in bottles of one of the following, capacity: 0.375 liters; 0.500 liters; 0.750 liters; 1,500 liters; 3,000 liters; 5,000 liters.
The bottles must be of the "Bordolese" type, made of dark glass and closed with a cork.
The packaging and clothing of bottles with fancy features or in any case not in keeping with the prestige of wine are prohibited.
The bottles containing the wine with a controlled and guaranteed designation of origin "Brunello di Montalcino" must always include an indication of the year of production of the grapes.
It is forbidden to use, together with the name "Brunello di Montalcino", any additional qualification other than those provided for in this production specification, including the adjectives "Extra", "Fine", "Chosen", "Selected", "Superior" , "Old" and the like.
When designating, the use of indications that refer to names, company names, private brands, having no laudatory meaning and such as not to be misled is allowed.
Indications tending to specify the bottler's agricultural activity such as "Wine grower", "Farm", "Estate", "Podere", "Cascina" and other similar terms, are allowed in compliance with EC and national provisions on the matter.

Article 8.
For the purpose of using the "Brunello di Montalcino" controlled and guaranteed designation of origin, the wine must be subjected to the chemical-physical and organoleptic analyzes provided for in article 13 of the law of 10 February 1992 no. 164. The bottling of the batches deemed suitable must take place within the terms established by the relevant regulations.
If a "Vineyard" is claimed, the relative lot must be presented separately for the chemical-physical and organoleptic examination pursuant to current legislation.
If the qualification "Reserve" is used, the relative lot must be presented separately for the chemical-physical and organoleptic examination pursuant to current legislation.


Video: 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Tasting u0026 Review (May 2022).