Rosso di Montalcino 2007

Rosso di Montalcino 2007


The year 2007 was characterised by anomalous seasonal weather. The mild winter, the warm spring, and a torrid July threatened the vines with dryness, while the August rains and the hot September days re-stabilised the balance of water of the plants and allowed the fruit to turn dark nicely. Given this context, the vines developed differently than in other years, with the first buds and the flowers appearing prematurely (by 20-25 days). In June and July we had a slowdown of growth and a premature darkening of color (by 15 July) that continued in an anomalous way because of the rains and unseasonably low temperatures during the month of August, which evened out the early development.

that had accumulated during the proceeding months. In this weather the grapes grew healthy, the bunches on the vines were spaced out and well arranged on the plants (the result of a careful selection), and we arrived at maximum maturity without any problems. The harvest took place at the same time as in other years (1-2 October), and once in the cantina, the grapes were found to
have a percentage of sugar that was above average, while the acidity was maintained at a good level. On the whole, an excellent harvest. 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 of the harvest 1-2 October.
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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