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Rosso di Montalcino DOC – 2018

$480.00Price

Vineyard Profile

Grape Source: Val di Suga vineyards in Montalcino's three historic vineyards (40% from Vigna del Lago, 30% from Poggio al Granchio and 30% from Vigna Spuntali)

Appellation: Rosso do Montalcino DOC

Size: 7 ha (17 acres)

Vine Age: 12 years

Soil: Clay, marl and sand

Elevation: 270–450 meters (886–1476 feet) above sea level

Orientation: Vineyards are located on the northern, southeastern, and southwestern slopes of Montalcino

Density: 5,050 vines/acre (7,143 vines/hectare)

Training: Spurred cordon

 

Vintage Report

High temperatures at the end of March allowed for a normal bud-break and optimal vegetative development. Soils had water available from heavy winter and early spring rainfall. This was important to support a dry and warm June. Veraison began in the second half of July, slightly delayed from the usual. Grapes were harvested beginning the last week of September. A slightly higher than average berry weight developed this more refined, fragrant, less concentrated and less structured wine. Good vintage for early drinking.

 

Vinification

Fermentation and maceration take place at a controlled temperature of 25˚–30˚C (77˚–86˚F) in 150hl stainless-steel for 15 days

 

Aging: 6 months in Slavonian oak followed by 3 months in bottle

 

Technical Information

Alcohol: 13.5%

TA: 5.2g/L

p H: 3.43

 

Tasting Notes

This vintage shows a bright, ruby red color. Lively, fresh fruit notes of cherry and red currants mixed with sweet spices. Full-bodied and soft with ripe fruit flavors and a long finish. A versatile wine that pairs well with light fare, white meats and heavy pastas.