Rosso di Montalcino

Grapes: Blend

Style: Full-bodied dry

Welcome to Tuscany and to our first offerings from this region.  We are lucky to have this particular one and to have access to others from the very prestigious Ciacci Piccolomini vineyard. The estate is located in the comune of Montalcino, a town which was named for the Holm Oaks which dot the landscape.  Here, Sangiovese, also used to make the famed Brunello di Montalcino, is king.  Rosso di Montalcino, like Brunello, is made from 100% Sangiovese.  But the time it spends maturing in wood and hence the production costs are much lower.  In less perfect vintages grapes can be used for Rosso di Montalcino instead of Brunello. Likewise, during vinification, wine not destined to be top quality Brunello can be released as Rosso di Montalcino. But Rosso di Montalcino has its own style: pale, light, with flavours of red berries as well as floral and spicy notes it is also less tannic. Easy to drink upon release it will accompany a wide variety of foods, cheeses, and red meats.  If you have never visited this beautiful little hill town set in the rolling Tuscan countryside with its picturesque farmhouses, olive groves and vineyards, think about doing it soon.  It is a mere hop to Siena, Florence and Pisa. And don’t forget to drink the Rosso while you are there.

If you are new to Northwestern Wine, you are welcome to try a sample of this wine. You can order your samples on the website or contact us by email.

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