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

One of the best vintages in the last twenty years. The entire growing cycle of the vine took place under the best possible conditions. A cold winter with frequent heavy rainfall and low temperatures gave way to a dry spring with slightly above average temperatures , enabling uniform budding and perfect flowering. Showers in the summer months were scarce but fortunately heavy, which made it possible to carry out sustainable and environmentally friendly pest and disease management. Hot, sunny days with excellent day-night temperature variations enabled the bunches to achieve ideal ripening by the end of September: the berries were perfectly healthy and acidity was high, despite elevated sugar concentration.  The harvest of Sangiovese, which was completed by the end of the month, delivered perfectly healthy grapes with a very thick skin, a prerequisite for long macerations and for wines with great ageing potential.

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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

2 bicchieri

Vini d'Italia del Gambero Rosso

Rose, wild berry, underbrush and botanical herb aromas shape the nose. Vibrant and elegant, the smooth linear palate delivers crushed strawberry, red cherry, star anise a hint of mineral alongside polished tannins. It's balanced, with fresh acidity. Drink through 2022. – Kerin O'Keefe

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James Suckling

The 2016 Rosso di Montalcino is a robust and ripe expression with plenty of round and soft fruit. This is a well-made wine that benefits from excellent fruit from a classic vintage. The wine shows rich and saturated cherry and blackberry flavors with firm texture to match. Some 40,000 bottles were made and you get great value here.

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Decanter Magazine

Mid ruby. Oatmeal and ripe cherry on the nose. Tangy cherry fruit palate with soft bitter tannins.

2 bicchieri

Vini d'Italia del Gambero Rosso

Rose, wild berry, underbrush and botanical herb aromas shape the nose. Vibrant and elegant, the smooth linear palate delivers crushed strawberry, red cherry, star anise a hint of mineral alongside polished tannins. It's balanced, with fresh acidity. Drink through 2022. – Kerin O'Keefe

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