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 number of clusters was ideal and not excessive. A cool, wet spring delayed flowering by a few days, thus delaying the expected harvest period by at least one week. An ideal summer that was hot but never scorching allowed veraison to proceed evenly and quickly. The bunches were sparse and well positioned and there was no need for thinning except in some areas of more vigorous than average growth. September began with abundant rainfall which cooled down the vineyards and replenished water reserves, thus enabling the Sangiovese grapes to achieve full ripeness. The beginning of the harvest, in the last few days of September, took place in ideal conditions. Fresh, almost cold nights allowed the grapes to reach the cellar at low temperatures, while the warm, sunny days enabled the later-ripening vineyards to ripen fully. This vintage was a bit ‘old style’, with a decidedly late-harvest compared to the norm in recent years. Even the wines are reminiscent of a more traditional style: acidity, finesse and elegance are the characteristics that this vintage will be remembered for, which is also perfectly suited to prolonged ageing.

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

Vinous

Mid ruby with orange tinges. Minerally nose but otherwise firmly locked. Only hints of brooding, black cherry. Supple ripe fruit on the palate with zippy acidity and a dollop of stalky tannins on the finish. (WS)

2 bicchieri

Vini d'Italia del Gambero Rosso

Rosso Medal

The WineHunter Award

Pale ruby with a broad orange rim. A little stalky and sour on the nose and quite short and a little tannic on the palate. Unremarkable. (WS)

16.5

Jancis Robinson

Another rosso with dried cherry and lemon character. Light body. Simple finish.

3 viti

Guida Vitae - AIS

87 punti

90

Decanter Magazine

Soft bricky red - surprisingly developed colour. A little volatile on the nose but this is a sample. Dry and leathery - not sure this is in great condition. (JH)

4 grappoli

Bibenda

Light ruby. Sweet gentle red fruit on the nose and just a touch of leather. Gorgeous harmony of fruit, gentle texture and charm and freshness. Totally enchanting and drinkable. Juicy finish. (JH) 13%

88

Vinous

Mid ruby with orange tinges. Minerally nose but otherwise firmly locked. Only hints of brooding, black cherry. Supple ripe fruit on the palate with zippy acidity and a dollop of stalky tannins on the finish. (WS)

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