Rosso di Montalcino DOC
The Rosso di Montalcino is produced using the same Sangiovese grapes as the Brunello with the same procedures.
It is matured for a year in Slavonic oak barrels of about 30 hl. The wine is ruby red incolour. It has an intense nose with notes of red fruits. The wine is full-bodied with a good structure. The wine may be aged further for a couple of years.
Grape variety: 100% Sangiovese hand picked
Harvest: first week of October
Climate: dry, breezy
Vines per hectare: 4000 / 5000
Yield: 80 quintals grape / hectare
Growing system: branched cordon
Vinification: spontaneous fermentation with naturally ocurring yeasts, maceration at a temperature of 30° for about 20 days, frequent repressing.
Ageing: 12 months in oak barrels of 30 hl., then 6 months in the bottle.
Colour: lively ruby red.
Perfume: intense, persistent, a hint of small red fruits and cherry.
Taste: dry, warm, slightly tannic with a good aromatic aftertaste.
How to serve: in large crystal glasses at a temperature of about 18°.
Serve with: pasta with meat sauces, red and white meat.