Brunello di Montalcino | Saint William

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DENOMINATION: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
TYPE: red
sangiovese 100%
Italia, Toscana
5 anni
18° C
calice ampio da vino rosso
13,5% vol.
SIZE: 75 cl




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👁 characterised by a garnet red colour, iridescent and vivid;

👃🏻 the nose reveals a kaleidoscope of rare intensity: the floral approach (of peony and dog rose) soon gives way to a sequence of fruity hints of plums and sour cherries, punctuated by precise spicy touches.
Then come cocoa, cinnamon, tamarind and nutmeg;

👄 the taste is full-bodied and well-structured, with well-presented tannins. The tannins are silky and the persistence is excellent;



Brunello di Montalcino is an intense, complex wine with a fine structure and tannins that are present but not intrusive.
This is why we recommend it with dishes that have succulence and intense aromatic persistence. It is therefore perfect with main courses of white or red meat, but also with game. Perfect with hare with juniper.


Ilaria Martini has given her Brunello everything she has. Each portion, whether luminous or papillary, reveals her dedication and tells better than any words what lies behind every single glass. 

Made from grapes grown on a single plot, a small vineyard known in Montalcino as Campo dei Veggioni, San Guglielmo Brunello sees its first bottle with the 2016 vintage, defined as one of the best of all time. In accordance with the regulations, it was aged for five years, two of which in oak casks, and for four months in the bottle.



its intensity, balance and structure.




This is the homeland of Brunello di Montalcino.
An area of 24,000 hectares, of which only 15% is occupied by vineyards.
The hill of Montalcino has numerous pedological environments due to its formation in different geological eras. 

The soil is enriched with skeleton while the active layer is reduced, since it is soil formed by the decomposition of original rocks.

The climate is typically mediterranean, tendentially dry, but also with continental connotations given the intermediate position between the sea and the Central Apennines.
Precipitation is concentrated in the spring and late autumn months (annual average 700 mm.).
In winter, snowfalls are possible above 400 metres.
The mid-hill areas are rarely affected by fog, frost or late frost, partly because of the frequent presence of wind, which provides the best conditions for the health of the plants. 

To the south, Monte Amiata, at an altitude of 1,740 metres, protects the Brunello area from atmospheric phenomena such as cloudbursts and hailstorms. During the entire vegetative phase of the vine, the climate is predominantly mild with a high number of clear days that ensure a gradual and complete ripening of the grapes. 

The presence in the area of slopes with different orientations, the marked modulation of the hills and the altimetrical difference between the valley areas and the higher ground, result in very different climatic microenvironments, even in areas very close to each other. The most widespread form of training in the vineyard is the spurred cordon, obtained by short pruning of a variable number of horns per vine. 

The quality of Brunello di Montalcino is born in the vineyard, thanks to meticulous manual work, from dry pruning to the choice of the most suitable bud, from the containment of the vegetation to the thinning of the bunches, all operations aimed at producing and selecting the best fruit. 

Some producers make a further selection of the bunches of grapes at harvest time in order to send only 100% perfect grapes to the winery.



The wine world is made up of stories of people, places and spaces that intertwine, sometimes driven by will, more often by chance. 

That of Cantina San Guglielmo owns the strong narrative of events that over centuries seem apparently disjointed, but they are not. 

In the western part of Montalcino there is a parcel called Il Chiesino. Here are the sangiovese rows of San Guglielmo, a single vineyard of just one and a half hectares, lying gently on a slope entirely surrounded by oaks and holm oaks. 
I have been there, and I can assure you that in its simplicity it is breathtakingly beautiful. Ilaria Martini runs the winery with her father's and husband's help and has recently decided to bottle the wine, after years of winemaking and bottling.
Stories, as they say. Thus the story of San Guglielmo starts with Ilaria's grandfather, Guglielmo Martini, one of the founding members of the consortium of Brunello di Montalcino.
Today, a long journey and the desire to "do it on their own" have allowed Ilaria and her family to dream again, to reconnect with nature and the past, to design life through wine and the work of the land.


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