Rosso di Montalcino 2011

Rosso di Montalcino 2011

The red wine Rosso di Montalcino Doc Sanlorenzo comes from the youngest vineyard on the farm, which opens like an amphitheatre towards the Orcia River valley and the sea. The land is generally clayey and rocky, and the special microclimate at over 400 meters above sea level gives the Sangiovese Grosso cultivated in these vineyards an especially delicate flavour. Vinified in steel vats at controlled temperatures, this wine is then aged in wooden barrels of various sizes to reach an optimum equilibrium. Sixteen months of work in the cantina is completed with a final aging in the bottle, to bring to the glass a wine that is very fruity and delicate, but which has considerable body. The fresh aromas of ripe cherries and the pleasant underlying traces of wood make it balanced and elegant to the taste, and give it a distinguished flavour.


A hot year
This year that until mid-August had been balanced and good, has been influenced by the climate of the last month, in fact, from the beginning of August there have followed weeks of intense heat with peaks of 35-38 degrees and only a few days more the norm at the end of August and then it returned to above average to the date 18 September.
Spring normal and regular evolution of plants until July then the excess heat which lasted throughout September has matured the grapes very quickly, raising the sugar level a lot. And careful selection during harvesting to divide healthy grapes from those who had dried because of the heat was needed.
Harvest date October 3/4.
Production: about 4 to 6 quintal of grapes per hectar
Ageing: old barriques
Average production per year: 6-8 000 bottles
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