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Rosso di Montalcino, 2017

6x75cl £265.00

10 cases Equiv. £44.17 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

From one of the hottest and driest vintages ever, a maniacal selection of the grapes was achieved which therefore maintained an excellent richness of fruit and acidity, thanks above all to the timeliness of the harvest, which began on August the 25th and ended on September the 27th. The result is this rich and full-bodied but effortless Rosso, which has preserved the freshness and gentleness which is very much the estate’s hallmark. In addition to the ripe red fruits there are elegant aromas of aromatic herbs and Mediterranean scrub. Sweet, fine-boned tannins provide grip and definition and add to the savoury finish. A mini Brunello! The wine is produced from vineyards at 200, 300 and 450 m a.s.l and from various expositions, where the soil is poor and rocky, mainly composed by clay and limestone. The production area is located in Castelnuovo dell’Abate, facing Orcia Valley where Orcia River runs through it. The pruning system is cordon spur. The harvest takes place manually; the grape is carried into the cellar in little cases. The grapes selection follows the same precision adopted for Brunello. Vinification is in oak vats, spontaneous fermentations lead by indigenous yeasts, long macerations and several pumping-over during the day. The wine ages 20 months in 30 hl oak casks and it was bottled in December 2019.

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