Italian Brunello (w/ Grape Skins)
Winexpert Selection Premium
Wine Region: Italy
Winexpert’s Selection Italian Brunello Style with Grape Skins is a dark-cherry colour with highlights of gorgeous ruby-garnet. Bold, yet supple, the big, smoky-earthy nose of ultra-ripe cherry and currant-like fruit gives way to a hint of tar and cracked black pepper, cedar, whiffs of liquorice, leather, and also plums and black cherries, followed by a richly tannic, long, long finish.
The super concentrated flavours are generous even in youth, but this sensational wine is sensational after six months to a year. Good acidity makes this a very food friendly wine: like many Italian reds, Brunello shines in the company of assertively flavoured foods. Osso buco and veal piccata are splendid accompaniments, as are hard cheeses such as asiago and Pecorino Romano. Its firm backbone of acids and tannins make it work well with rich and spicy foods like Italian sausages or lasagna.
Alcohol by Volume 13.0-13.5%
Sweetness: 0 out of 10
Body: 4 out of 5
Oak: 3 out of 3
18 Liter kit will yield approximately:
6 Gallons of Finished Wine.
28 to 30 750 ml bottles.
Included with Kit:
- Juice Concentrate 18 Liters
- Clarifying Agents
- Grape Skins
- Flavor Pack
- Full Set of Instructions
The addition of processed grape skins to kits can be an excellent way to improve and enhance body, mouth-feel, tannin, and color. With lower levels of processing, grape skins carry more solids into the finished wine than concentrate/juice alone kits have traditionally had.The result is enhanced body, mouth-feel, tannin, and color, and in our case, the trade-off for a marked increase in character is not accompanied by the need for increased aging.The process followed for producing our grape skins removes most of the short-chain (harsh) tannins, leaving behind the smooth, mouth-filling tannins and the desirable flavors.
The wines will drink very well almost as soon as they are bottled, and will improve on the same scale as regular Selection International: 6-12 months to achieve a high peak of flavor and improvement for up to three years under good cellaring..
Selection International: 6-12 months to achieve a high peak of flavor and improvement for up to three years under good cellaring.
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