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

An unusually warm winter encouraged early budding with a consequent high risk of frost damage. During spring, rain and relatively high temperatures seemed to provide ideal conditions for the proliferation of the spores that cause downy mildew. Rainfall continued until the beginning of September. The lack of light slowed the ripening process, cancelling out, day by day, the phenological properties accumulated during the month of May. Excellent exposure and constant breezes enabled the grapes to reach harvest time in good health and with ideal ripeness, giving rise to wines with distinct personality and elegance.

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

1 bicchiere

Vini d'Italia del Gambero Rosso

Wild strawberries, red cherries and freshly cut herbs. Medium body, fresh acidity and a tangy finish. Drink now.

16

Jancis Robinson

An open, fruit-laden nose shows notes of blackberry and cherry brandy. Soft tannins on a round and textured palate with a glossy finish. (current vintage 2014) - Richard Baudains

15

Jancis Robinson

This has plenty of vanilla and resin on the nose in addition to fresher blackcurrant and fruit compote. Full body, grippy tannins and an almond-like finish. Drink in 2018.

16.5

Jancis Robinson

Brillano ancora i Sangiovese di San Polo, grazie soprattutto alla prova del Rosso '15: frutta estiva, humus, timbri fumè, coniuga maturità e sapore in un sorso decisamente materico per la tipologia.

87

James Suckling

Mid-weight Rosso with a mouthwatering mid-palate and a polite burst of tannin at the end. Youthful – with a couple of years in bottle it will settle fully. Organic in conversion

2 stelle

Guida Oro i Vini di Veronelli

Offering ample cherry, berry, leather and salted licorice flavors, this is rich and chewy midpalate. Given the overall balance and length, this red is a winner. Drink now through 2021. 2,900 cases made –BS

16

Jancis Robinson

An open, fruit-laden nose shows notes of blackberry and cherry brandy. Soft tannins on a round and textured palate with a glossy finish. (current vintage 2014) - Richard Baudains

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