Podere San Lorenzo, Brunello di Montalcino Bramante Riserva 2016Regular price $135.00 Save $-135.00
San Lorenzo is a historic property, at least in the world of Montalcino producers. The name comes from Lorenzo Ferretti who originally purchased the land of the estate during the late 19th century. Generation after generation, the property operated as a farm that raised livestock and made wine for home consumption only. The family continued to plant more vines and sold the fruit to other wineries. It wasn’t until the great surge of interest in Brunello around 1997 that the family, namely Luciano, began to bottle their own Sangiovese. They bottled their first wine in 2003 and haven’t looked back since.
Bramante is truly a rare bottle. It is in memory of the late Bramante Ferretti, Luciano’s grandfather who lived to the age of 101. As a Riserva Brunello, the wine is only made during certain years when the fruit harvest is at its absolute best. It’s aged at least two years in barrels, it’s bottled after the fourth year, and rests until January six years after its harvest. This is wine to age further if at all possible.