Rosso di Montalcino 2009

Rosso di Montalcino 2009

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.

The year 2009 started with a mild winter and continued with a very rainy spring, with recent rains arriving after mid-June. The summer was good and hot with average temperatures in July and above average in August and September, which was characterized by an almost total absence of rains. In this climate the development of life was uneventful, in line with previous years with the flowering in late May and early veraison in late July.
The only difficulty in September was when the plants would need a little water, but it has not arrived. The grapes were healthy and well-arranged from the start on the plants and this has allowed us to wait for their full maturity, almost until mid-October. The wine that came out shows a beautiful deep color and a Buna structure, the alcohol content above average and good acidity. Altogether, the vintage was very interesting.
Date of harvest 12 to 13 October
 
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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