What the Critics say
Here's a new wine from Castello Romitorio, and it makes perfect sense that the Filo di Seta project should also be presented as a Riserva (although I did a double take when I saw the wine price). The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Filo di Seta is elongated and silky. It wraps smoothly over the palate with well-dosed fruit, tannic structure and brilliant acidity. It should be exciting to follow this wine over the cooler and the warmer vintages of the future. It ages in oak for 30 months. Only 3,900 bottles were created. Drink 2024-2045.
Filo di Seta Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is the result of extended aging and rigorous selection of the best barrels from the Filo di Seta Brunello di Montalcino harvest. Aged for a total of 63 months, and therefore classified as a Riserva, the 2016 vintage is the first ever release of this rare and magnificent wine.
Hand sorting takes place in the winery before and after destemming. Fermentation is in temperature-controlled cement tanks with 20 days of maceration on the skins, and natural malolactic fermentation lasts for about 10 days before the wine is rested to separate the lees. The wine matures in oak for approximately 36 months, and after bottling the wine is aged in Castello Romitorio’s temperature-controlled cellars until release.
A total of just 3940 bottles of the 2016 vintage were produced and each is individually numbered.