Rosso di Montalcino 2006


Rosso di Montalcino 2006

 

2006 was characterised by alternating rain and sun during the months of April to June, ideal for the development of the vegetation of the vines. The next season brought a very hot and sunny July, while August was less hot than usual with some rain. The first half of September, very hot and sunny, assured the definitive evolution of the grapes to a complete and balanced ripeness. The second half of September began with some rain but the weather quickly became nice again and permitted complete ripeness by the end of the month.
For the Sanlorenzo vineyards it was an exceptional year. The harvest took place on the days of 4-5 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: 4-5 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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