An ancient legend of valiant knights and their faithful squires.
The Abbey of Sant’Antimo stands on Montalcino’s hills, hidden among the vines and olive trees that extend as far as the eye can see. The legend goes that in 871, Emperor Charlemagne, returning from Rome with his troops, stopped on the hillock in front of the Abbey. Here the troops found relief by treating themselves with medicinal plants cultivated by the Benedictine monks and drinking from a spring with therapeutic properties. This secret place owes its Poggio Scudieri name to the pilgrims, merchants, soldiers, and squires who stopped here passing along the Via Francigena.
A Brunello di Montalcino with an authentic character.
Officium, Poggio Scudieri’s Brunello di Montalcino, was born from these ancient lands rich in history and blanketed by vineyards to celebrate the ancestral bond between people and nature.
Officium, the Latin name, is a tribute to the duty and loyalty of the squires. The label, with its simple and straightforward design, is a tribute to the splendid tower of the Abbey and its surroundings, while the roots symbolize the bond between the land and its people. Finally, the gold color reminds of the magnificent golden backgrounds of medieval miniatures and the reflection of sunlight on the shields of the knights and their squires when they finally reached this place of peace.
Officium from Poggio Scudieri is a Brunello di Montalcino whose authenticity embodies loyalty to tradition and respect for nature.
[ Sophisticated / Elegant / Rich / Spicy ]
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Brunello Officium is the result of careful organoleptic research on Sangiovese Grosso and attentive cultivation of this grape in a particular area of Montalcino, where the soil is rich in fossils, marl and limestone, and has a medium clayey mixture with limestone and tuffaceous schists. The wine is fermented in steel vats with selected yeasts and macerated for 20 days with continuous pumping over and delestage. This is followed by long aging in large casks and a subsequent period of aging in cement and steel. Due to its Sangiovese Grosso grape origin, Officium has a garnet red color. On the nose, it features the fragrance of spices, berries and small red fruits while on the palate, it is fresh and crisp, with polished tannins and a long balsamic finish.
Wine data sheet
100% Sangiovese grosso
from 250 to 400 m a.s.l.
Type of soil
Soil rich in fossils, with marl and limestone, medium clay mixture, rich in limestone, with toface schists. Calcareous soil with a tendency to be poorly fertile and not very deep. Soil of Eocene origin, with sub-alkaline pH, with medium consistency.
14.5 % vol.
The grapes are destemmed and lightly crushed to open the berry, then placed to ferment in steel vats filled to no more than two-thirds of their capacity. Fermentation is carried out with selected yeasts for about 12-15 days at an initial temperature of 18°C up to 27°C. This is followed by a maceration period of about 20 days at 28-30°C. Pumping over and delestage are carried out to aid the extraction of the noble substances from the skins.
It ages 36 months in large barrels according to the vintage and 1-2 years in cement and steel tanks. Aging of at least 4 months in the bottle. On sale after 5 years from the harvest year.
Ruby red color with hints of garnet. On the nose, it has the fragrance of spices, small red fruits, berries, and underbrush. Juniper, humus, light nuances of flowers, and hints of licorice and black pepper. On the palate, it is crisp and fresh, medium-bodied, with good acidity and well-integrated tannins. It closes with balsamic and spicy notes.
Red meats, braised meats, and game, aged and blue cheeses.
Awards and recognitions
Luca Maroni - Annuario Dei Migliori Vini Italiani 2023
Guida Vitae AIS 2022
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