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 2018 Vintage was characterized by a trend that can best be summarized in a single word: calm. The harvest started on 20th September and ended on 5th October. From the outset, nature took its time; due to a harsh winter, the season started with a slight delay compared to the norm, and vegetative growth in spring was slow and steady, thanks to cool temperatures and heavy rainfall in May and June. The hot but never scorching summer and excellent temperature ranges enabled the vines to continue their development in a very balanced manner. This calm trend was subsequently mirrored in the harvest, which was among the longest in recent years. Nature took its time, and we like to be guided by its rhythms, so we adapted by arranging a phased harvest, according to parcels and sometimes even harvesting grapes from the same plot separately, so as to wait for the perfect ripeness of the lovely grapes that this vintage has bestowed on us. The wines have undergone fermentation in the cellar, again with the same calm that typified the entire harvest, which we are certain will also characterize the ageing period. We will wait to taste them, albeit impatiently, but know that by respecting nature’s rhythms we will appreciate them even more.

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 Advocate

Though there's plenty of plum and cherry character, this is a little simple on the palate. Medium-bodied, with velvety tannins and a fresh fruit finish. Drink now. 640 cases made. –JS

89

Vinous

Intense aromas of black cherries, red licorice and pressed flowers. Full-bodied, with soft, silky tannins and a long finish. Smoky, cherry and mineral on the finish. Best after 2004. 830 cases made. –JS

2 stelle, 89

Guida Oro i Vini di Veronelli

Amazing for the vintage. Electrifying '94 Brunello with berry, spice and chocolate character. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a long, sweet fruit aftertaste. Drink now through 2006. 1,000 cases made. –JS

92

Decanter World Wine Awards

Toasted notes and tea leaves, wet leaves, sour cherry and a touch of tobacco. Seductive and balanced on the palate.

92

Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani di Luca Maroni

Shows simple aromas and flavors of berry and strawberry. Medium in body, with light tannins, a fresh finish. Drink now. 400 cases made. –

92

Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani di Luca Maroni

Shows simple aromas and flavors of berry and strawberry. Medium in body, with light tannins, a fresh finish. Drink now. 400 cases made. –

Decanter World Wine Awards

Toasted notes and tea leaves, wet leaves, sour cherry and a touch of tobacco. Seductive and balanced on the palate.

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