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

After quite a harsh winter that also saw some heavy snowfall – advantageous for the accumulation of underground water reserves – the spring was relatively warm, in accordance with seasonal norms. The beginning of the growing season occurred around 10th - 20th April, in line with the average in the area. The summer was very hot with little rainfall, so in some cases the vineyards were pushed to the limit in terms of the proper development of the growing phase. The rainfall in late summer and early September restored the vines’ balance and created the best conditions for the most important phase of ripening for Sangiovese. The grapes developed excellent properties, both from a health point of view and from the point of view of their analytical characteristics. The weather during September was good and very balanced: rainfall brought cool temperatures – especially at night – while the days were warm and sunny thereby fostering ideal ripening of the grapes.

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

88

Wine Spectator

Slightly muddy nose. Pretty tart and austere.

86

Wine Enthusiast

88

Vinous

Almost impenetrable ruby. Bold nose of candied peel, rich cherry and complex spicy oak. Good acidity, and gripping tannins, just not very original. (WS)

91

Vinous

2 bicchieri

Vini d'Italia del Gambero Rosso

Broad, ripe and savory aromas with a hint of nutmeg. Floral and mineral nuances also linger nicely. Full, upfront, sweet fruit palate develops into a long, aromatic finish with notes of herb and tobacco.” In “Rosso di Montalcino Panel Tasting,” Ian D’Agata, Michael Garner and Emily O’Hare

15.5

Jancis Robinson

Rubino luminoso. Al naso riconoscimenti di bacche selvatiche, arancia, ruggine, superbo naso di viola, china e fondo speziato. Palato fine ma con un corpo vigoroso, agile freschezza e fine nella trama tannica. Rimane a maturare per un anno in rovere di secondo passaggio

15.5

Jancis Robinson

"il Brunello 2010 è aperto e risoluto ma forse superato in solidità e compattezza dall'ottimo Rosso 2013"

da 85 a 89

Guida Vitae - AIS

Riflessi granato trasparenti. Naso espressivo e aperto con ciliegia circondata da accenni tostati e speziati: ciocccolato, caffè, noce moscata, bacche di ginepro. Grande vivacità del gusto immediatamente avvolgente e fruttato. I tannini sono in fase di definizione, il finale è sapido.

2 stelle

Guida Oro i Vini di Veronelli

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino is a soft, open wine to drink now and over the next few years, while the fruit remains fresh and juicy. Sweet raspberry and floral notes linger on the finish.

86

Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani di Luca Maroni

San Polo's 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is gorgeous. Savory herbs, tobacco, menthol, sage, cedar and rosemary are all highly expressive in a beautiful, mid-weight Rosso that impresses for its overall balance and layered personality. Best of all, the Rosso is a terrific value

88

Vinous

Almost impenetrable ruby. Bold nose of candied peel, rich cherry and complex spicy oak. Good acidity, and gripping tannins, just not very original. (WS)

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