An approachable and young wine that expresses the tipicity of Sangiovese from Montalcino. A brilliant red for an easy Italian way of life. Fresh, pure and clean on the palate with a pleasant fruitiness. This wine is produced with grapes from various vineyards located in Montalcino with North-West and South-East exposure at approximately 984 feet and composed of marl and marly-sandy formations.Vines are planted using training system of spurred cordon with 2166 plants per acre. Harvest is conducted manuallly into cases in last week of September. The juice is fermented for at least 15 days at a controlled temperature of 82.4°F. After maceration the wine is matured in new and used casks of various size for 6 months followed by bottle aging.

93 Points
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92 Points
Blue Lifestyle
2017 vintage
Harvest Note
November and December consisted of average rainfall and temperatures. January and February followed with a lack in precipitation as compared to average. In March there were both rain and snowfalls for a total of 2.56 inches of precipitation. Germination occurred in concomitance with the snowfalls without, however, any serious damage to the buds ready to open. In April, average rainfall was around 1.97 inches. Rainfall in May totalled 2.05 inches of rain. Maximum temperatures reached 82.4°F, while minimum temperatures did not drop below 48.2°F. Therefore, flowering occurred between late May and early June without anomalies. June had more rainfall than average with a total of 6.06 inches of water. Maximum temperatures reached 87.8°F while minimum values did not drop below 53.6°F. These weather conditions allowed regular development of the canopy and harmonious berry growth. July was mostly dry. Maximum temperatures reached 96.8°F, while minimum values did not drop below 59°F. The high average temperatures caused some concern for heat burns, but the attention and competence in the management of the canopy allowed to adequately protect the grape bunches and prevent potential damage. In August there were heavy thunderstorms, which accounted for an overall rainfall of about 1.77 inches. Maximum temperatures settled around 95°F, while minimum values reached 55.4°F.
Tasting Note
Intense ruby red color. Aromas characterized by hints of ripe red fruits, and hints of spices. On the palate it is warm, soft, and full with strong but velvety integrated tannins. Good persistence.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with meat, cheese, and game.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Sangiovese Grosso
APPELLATION: Rosso di Montalcino DOCG
PH: 3.6
ACIDITY: 4.9 g/l
ABV: 14.5%
AGING: Aging in new and used casks of various sizes for 12 months followed by bottle aging.
Unique Selling Points
  • A “mini Brunello,” ready to drink without bottle aging
  • Matured for 12 months in oak

About the Grape

Sangiovese
Sangiovese has aromas of black cherries with alluring wood, smoke, tar and herbal notes. The best wines made from this grape have incredible complexity, depth, finesse and power.
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