Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2014

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Altesino makes this Rosso di Montalcino entirely from select Sangiovese Grosso grapes sourced from the younger vines in the Altesino, Pianezzine, Macina, and Castelnuovo dell'Abate vineyards. After the fermentation process in stainless steel, the wine ages in large barrels of varied maturity for six to eight months followed by three months in bottle. The final wine is a perfect and accessible introduction to the terroir of Montalcino.

Tasting Notes

Brilliant ruby-red color, this classic Rosso offers sumptuous aromas of ripened blackberries and dark cherries. On the palate, the wine is generously well-rounded and rich with fruit-forward notes complimented by hints of leather and mesquite.

Food Pairing

Recommended with pasta smothered in meat sauces, hearty game or beef-based casseroles.

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Rosso di Montalcino DOC
Vineyard name:
The Altesino, Pianezzine, Macina, and Castelnuovo dell'Abate vineyards
Vineyard size:
100 acres
Soil composition:
Sand, marine and sedimentary deposits
Training method:
Spur-pruned cordon
Elevation:
660-990 feet
Vines/acre:
1,800-2,000
Yield/acre:
2.8 tons
Exposure:
Southwestern
Year vineyard planted:
1987-2013
Harvest time:
September
First vintage of this wine:
1973
Bottles produced of this wine:
30,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Sangiovese Grosso
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
15-20 days
Fermentation temperature:
82-86 °F
Maceration technique:
Cold Soak Maceration; Racking, Pumpovers, and Aeration
Length of maceration:
1-2 days cold soak; 7-10 days maceration days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barrels
Size of aging container:
5,000-10,000 L
Age of aging container:
Six-Twenty years
Type of oak:
Slavonian
Length of aging before bottling:
6-8 months
Length of bottle aging:
3 months

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