Rosso di Montalcino

Vintage

Classification

Rosso di Montalcino DOC

Blend

Sangiovese

Climate

The climate of the 2015 vintage was characterized by a winter with abundant precipitations which assisted the accumulation of good reserves of ground water in the soil before the arrival of a mild spring and a hot summer. The harvest took place in optimum climatic conditions – north winds and a temperate climate assisted a positive ripening of the grapes and an important thickness in the skins, helping to create wines rich in aroma and body.

Vinification

The grapes were destemmed, given a soft pressing, and fermented for eight to ten days in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 77° Fahrenheit (25° centigrade) to preserve as much as possible the aromatic components. After the malolactic fermentation was completed, the wine went into large oak casks, where it began a twelve month period of aging.

Historical data

After several years of experimentation in the vineyards to produce a wine of high quality level, this Rosso di Montalcino began to be produced in 2012 and it joined the other two wines of the estate, the Brunello Pian della Vigna and the Brunello Riserva Vignaferrovia. The Pian delle Vigne estate is located 3. 5 miles (six kilometres) to the south of Montalcino above the Orcia river valley, and takes its name from a typical railroad station  located within the confines of the property. The estate consists of approximately 460 acres (184 hectares) of land, with some 160 acres (65 hectares) planted to vines. The vineyards, with an exposure which is principally to the southeast, are situated at an altitude between 430 and 660 feet (130-200 meters) above sea level.

Tasting notes

A brilliant ruby red in color, the wine offers sensations rich in fruity aromas of cherries and raspberries well integrated with the light notes of oak. On the palate, the wine is ample and enveloping with supple and silky tannins vigor, and persistent on the flow and finish.