Rosso di Montalcino, 2014

  Cerbaiona

Light sweet spiced-infused fruits, on the more brambley side of the fruit spectrum. Juicy and lively with lots of earthy spice characteristics, moreish and alluring, not a heavy weight but plenty of interest and complexity. They made no Brunello in 2014, all of it has been declassified into this Rosso.

Contains Sulphites.

About Cerbaiona

The estate was founded in 1977 by Diego and Nora Molinari. The vineyard spans just three hectares on the north eastern side of Montalcino at 400 metres above sea level, planted with cuttings from the Biondi Santi estate. This micro-Brunello is anything but micro in style, very much made in the grand and traditional Biondi Santi style. The winemaking is non-interventionist and ageing takes place for 30 months in large Slavonian oak casks. Cerbaiona is a Brunello for cellaring that displays intensity, muscle, freshness and complexity. In 2015 Diego, at the age of 84, sold the estate.

Grape Type: Sangiovese

Meaning Blood of Jove, or Jupiter, Sangiovese is the noble grape of Chianti, Carmignano, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile de Montpulciano. A fussy grape to grow, but when done properly can produce some of the world’s most enthralling red wines. It can produce lively, sappy young reds with juicy, cherry flavours, as well as more concentrated, long-lived, oak-matured reds with superb, savoury, herb and spice flavours. Quality has soared over the last year as productive clones have been grubbed up and since the old practices of blending it with weak, lean white grape varieties have died down.