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

In vintage 2010, the first phase of growth was accompanied by frequent rainfall, which continued until mid-June, with spring temperatures that were slightly below average. The next phase, starting from the last 10 days of June was very dry and hot. Rain then held off until the beginning of September. During September, daytime temperatures were stable while the nights were rather cool, providing the very favourable gap between day and night temperatures needed to foster ideal ripening. The various phases of vegetative development were rather late and slow, but steady and continuous and, from the last week of August onwards, the ripening of the grapes evolved perfectly. The wines produced in this vintage exhibit extraordinary characteristics for Sangiovese, in terms of both nose and palate, as well as composition. In addition to an excellent alcohol content, total polyphenols, anthocyanins and extracts are very high and rarely found in this grape varietal.

Vintage rating

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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

90

Wine Spectator

88

Wine Enthusiast

Il Rosso 2011 è carnoso e speziato

90

Wine Advocate

Shows a strong balsamic component, with berry, tobacco and dense tannins providing support.

90

Vinous

1 bicchiere

Vini d'Italia del Gambero Rosso

15.5

I Vini d'Italia - Le Guide De L'Espresso

Di bella potenza tannica invece il rosso di montalcino 2010

2 stelle, 89

Guida Oro i Vini di Veronelli

Good full, deep red. Aromas of red plum, licorice and peppery herbs. Supple and sweet but nicely structured too, displaying a slightly medicinal cast to the flavors of cherry, tobacco leaf and sweet spices. Finishes with supple tannins and very good length.

85

Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani di Luca Maroni

An oaky style, with toast and spice flavors matched to black cherry and plum notes. On the powerful side of the Rosso lineup, showing weight and woodsy tannins on the finish. Best from 2015 through 2021. 1,800 cases made. –BS

15.5

I Vini d'Italia - Le Guide De L'Espresso

Di bella potenza tannica invece il rosso di montalcino 2010

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