Rosso di Montalcino represents a valid alternative to 'Brunello' and combines a particular vivaciousness, tanginess and freshness with a well-crafted structure. This wine is best enjoyed young, but has good ageing potential. Brillant ruby red in hue. The nose unfolds to reveal aromas of small fresh berries and a trace of maraschino cherry, melded with hints of blackberries and black cherries and followed by a hint of vanilla. It is a very fragrant wine of good intensity, warm and supple, with a medium-structure and balanced tannins. On the palate, the wine is suitably dry and sinewy, yet fresh with a persistent aromatic finish.
Grape varieties: Sangiovese 100%
The territory: Montalcino - Siena
Vineyard location: Podernovi
Harvest: Grapes are hand harvested in small 17 kgs crates towards the end of September
Vinification: After careful selection of the bunches, soft pressing of the grapes
Fermentation: In concrete tanks
Ageing: 12 months in second use, medium toasted French oak tonneaux. Bottle-ageing before release on the market
Alcohol content: 13,5% Vol
Tasting notes: Bright and glossy ruby red in colour. On the nose it reveals aromas of small fresh berries and a trace of morello cherry, melded with hints of blackberries and black cherries, followed by a hint of vanilla. A fragrant wine with satisfying intensity. On the palate it is warm, smooth and a medium-bodied with finely-balanced tannins. Dry and sinewy yet fresh with a persistent, aromatic finish.
Food pairings: It naturally accompanies dishes that are typical of Tuscan cuisine with its bold, authentic flavours, such as pasta and risottos made with mushrooms or truffles, pork, grilled meats and medium-matured cheeses.
Serving: in large glasses at 18°C (65°F) in large glasses.