Rosso di Montalcino 2005

Rosso di Montalcino 2005


The vintage of 2005 was marked by a good general climate but there were a few events were particularly traumatic. There was a bad hail storm at the beginning of May, and intense rains in September caused concern about the harvest. However, the summer was fairly hot and sunny, and after the first rainy half of September the weather turned fine again and allowed the grapes to dry and ripen. The Sanlorenzo vineyards produced
a smaller quantity but the quality was good. The harvest took place on 10 and 11 October.
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 for 12 months in wooden barrels of various sizes to reach an optimum equilibrium. Sixteen months of work in the cantina is completed with a final aging of at least 3 months 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.
Date harvest 10-11 ottobre.
Production: about 4 to 6 tons of grapes per hectar
Ageing: old barriques
Average production per year: 6-8 000 bottles
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