Rosso di Montalcino

DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Vineyards: North-East side of Montalcino hill in the Canalicchio area, 300 mt altitude above sea level.

Soil: strong clay composition, rich of nutritive elements, as Magnesium, Potassium, Boron and Manganese.

Grape variety: Sangiovese.

Training system: spurred cordon with 4.000 vines/ha.

Sustainability: green manure to improve soil structure, compost with pruned shoots to keep soil fertility, mating disruption to prevent the spreading of the vine moth.

Vinification: stainless steel tank with temperature controlled with pumping over and délestage, followed by medium-long maceration on the skins.

Ageing: over 6 months in big Slavonian and French oak barrel, followed by a short bottle ageing.

View: ruby red colour.

Bouquet: floral, fruity, fragrant.

Taste: good structure and pleasantness, balanced and harmonious.

Service temperature: 16-18 °C

Food pairing: first dishes with rich sauces, cold cuts and cheeses. Recommend with “Cacciucco”.

First vintage: 1975

Sizes: 0,75 l

Vintages

2018
vintage notesDuring winter we had lot of rain and even snow, that helps to fill the hydro gap from the previous year. Springtime registered temperatures over the seasonal average and summertime was characterized by high temperatures, occasionally interrupted by storms. In September despite some rainfalls, the temperatures were warm, to lead the good ripening of the grapes.

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2017
vintage notesDespite higher spring temperatures than the average with less rainfalls and a dry and hot summertime, grapes were in perfect shape thanks to the clay soil able to hold water deeper, surviving the drought of the whole year. In the beginning of September the rains bring back the right ripening time, so the harvest started 10 days earlier, just in the middle of the month. After all, a good vintage, but less production due to the frost of April, which damaged buds in activity, and drought that formed smaller and lighter grapes compared to standard.

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2016
vintage notesA mild winter and a hot April, anticipated of 15 days the vegetative development of the vines. May and June were characterized of cooler temperatures and rain, that moisturize the soil and restored the right times. Summer was hot but with balanced temperatures. In the first 15 days of September, the temperature range was perfect between day and night, this leaded to the ripening with a good sugar level of the grapes, rich in acidity, color and perfumes, and the harvest started in the late September. A great vintage, with a particular charm.

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2015
vintage notesThe perfect climate, an excellent vintage in terms of quality and quantity. A rainy spring gives the vines the perfect amount of water to face the summer and its high temperatures without being in stress. Some rainfalls arrived, just in time the end of July and August. In September a good temperature range between day and night, that reached extremely elegant scents. A great vintage to remember.

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2014
vintage notesRainy winter with temperatures over the average, followed by a fresh and rich in rainfalls spring, that lasted until July. Due to late blooming and veraison, the ripening came only at the end of September. An unusual season with difficult weather conditions, but a good harvest, thanks to specific agricultural practices.

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2013
vintage notesRegular rainfalls and stable winter temperatures brought to a suitable vegetative development. Fresh summer and a good temperature range, helped a slow ripening of grapes and created the perfect conditions for a traditional harvest in the first 10 days of October. One of the last vintages to have a constant climate, remembering harvests of the’80s.

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2012
vintage notesAn unusual vintage for Brunello, a very warm winter compared to local average and lot of snow at the end of the winter season, that risked to freeze the buds. The spring was constant with good trends, but the vines suffered in summer, too hot and dry, and no rain until August. This was less dramatic than expected thanks to the snow of February, which permitted water reserves. Late August registered drop in temperature and good temperature range, the harvest was in time at late September in ideal conditions.

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