Rosso di Montalcino

Rosso di Montalcino

DOC

Rosso di Montalcino is a wine with its own unique identity and a strong personality. This wine’s style highlights the freshness and integrity of the Sangiovese from this terroir and balances intensity with an immediate appeal.

 

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Climate trend

The 2019 vintage turned out to be a patchy and inconsistent year from beginning to end, starting with early growth and ending with a late harvest. Due to an unusual winter that was harsh at the beginning and mild towards the end, budding was quite early, while the initial vegetative growth was slow due to the soil’s scarce water reserves. In the month of May, abundant rainfall and below-average temperatures slowed down growth, cancelling out the initial vegetative advance, and thereby accumulating a delay of about 2 weeks compared with the average season. The beginning of June coincided with the beginning of summer, with clear weather and high temperatures continuing each day until August which was marked by cooler temperatures and some rain that was useful for replenishing the land’s water reserves. This uneven trend continued until the harvest, which turned out to be one of the latest in recent years.

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Grape varieties

Grape varieties

100% Sangiovese

Soil

Vineyard

San Polo

Harvest

Grapes are hand harvested in small 17 kg crates during the last days of September

Bottle

Size

750 / Magnum

Barrel

Vinification

Soft pressing of the grapes after careful selection of the bunches

Ageing

12 months in lightly-toasted large barrels (2000 L and 4000 L). Bottle-aged before market release

Fermentation

In concrete tanks

Malolactic fermentation

In large barrels - 2000 L and 4000 L

Awards

88

Wine Spectator

Savory, boasting olive, bay, sanguine and iron flavors matched with a modest note of cherry. Just tips to the dry side in the balance. Drink now. 672 cases imported.

90

Wine Advocate

Made with certified-organic fruit, the San Polo 2019 Rosso di Montalcino is light and silky with easy aromas of forest berry, wet stone and dried violet. The aromas are subtle and pure, and these are followed up with good power at the back, making it an ideal partner to a pasta dish with cream, peas and mushrooms. 43,600 bottles were produced.

92 Silver Medal

Decanter World Wine Awards

Toasted notes and tea leaves, wet leaves, sour cherry and a touch of tobacco. Seductive and balanced on the palate.

90

Wine Advocate

Made with certified-organic fruit, the San Polo 2019 Rosso di Montalcino is light and silky with easy aromas of forest berry, wet stone and dried violet. The aromas are subtle and pure, and these are followed up with good power at the back, making it an ideal partner to a pasta dish with cream, peas and mushrooms. 43,600 bottles were produced.

92 Silver Medal

Decanter World Wine Awards

Toasted notes and tea leaves, wet leaves, sour cherry and a touch of tobacco. Seductive and balanced on the palate.

88

Wine Spectator

Savory, boasting olive, bay, sanguine and iron flavors matched with a modest note of cherry. Just tips to the dry side in the balance. Drink now. 672 cases imported.

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