Brunello, an always-modern wine

The oldest official analysis of a Brunello di Montalcino is dated 8 October 1874, and was carried out by the Ministry of Agriculture’s Comizi Agrari. It relates to a 32-year-old Brunello from the Castelgiocondo Estate, then owned by Angelini, and today the property of Frescobaldi. It describes a rich red, still-lively wine with 14.2% alcohol, 5.1 acidity and dry extract still at 23.28 grams per litre after no less than three decades! This analytical data is perfectly in line with a modern Brunello!