ROSSO DI MONTALCINO D.O.C.
Year – 2013
What is Rosso di Montalcino:
This wine has the same characteristics of Brunello but with an easier approach. The grapes of Sangiovese come from the younger vineyards which produce aromatic and elegant wines with a medium body. It is the ideal every day companion for family meals.
Before the regular fermentation the grapes were subjected to a cold pre-fermentative maceration which consists in cooling the grapes at a temperature of 16° C. This process increases colour stability and improves extraction of polyphenols and aroma compounds. The alcoholic fermentation lasted 12/13 days at a controlled temperature of 29° – 30° C. This wine had about 6 months of refinement in small/medium oak barrels and stainless steel vats.
Alcohol 13,94 % – Tot. Ac. 5,4 g/l – Vol. Ac. 0,27 g/l – Free SO2 18 mg/l – Total SO2 66 mg/l -Residual sugars 1,6 g/l – Dry Extract 26,3 g/l.
Sensory Analysis Colour:
Brilliant ruby red. Bouquet : clean and fresh with prevalence of red berries, redcurrant and cherry. Light scents of eucalyptus. Taste: warm and pleasant with smooth tannins. Savoury. Mineral, a touch of menthol in the finish.
It is the perfect complement for roasted and grilled meat (both beef and white meat), cheeses and casserole dishes. Serve at a temperature of 18 °C.
Capacity of ageing:
4/5 years. Keep the bottles horizontally at the temperature of 12°-14° C.