A rainy and cold spring with a slow growth of shoots and late flowering preceded a hot and dry June and July. Around mid July northen winds cooled off the temperatures for some days and there was a refreshing rainstorm. August was hot and dry, but also brought new rainshowers at the end of the month, providing ideal ripening conditions in the last days leading up to harvest. Picking started on September 14th.
The grapes for the Rosso di Montalcino 2019 were selected from the following estate vineyards: Tenuta Greppo, located to the south-east of Montalcino, Ribusuoli, located just below Tenuta Greppo and Pievecchia, located to the north of the town of Montalcino.
The 2019 Rosso di Montalcino was aged in Slavonian oak barrels for 12 months.
A lovely encounter of flowers and red berry fruits, the Rosso di Montalcino 2019 reveals fresh, energetic notes of cherries, blood oranges, pomegranate, violets and honey suckle, followed by balsamic sensations of kitchen herbs, liquorice root and menthol. The nose and palate are fully aligned as the crunchy tannins and lively acidity blend in with this Rosso’s impressive, levigated fruity core, leading us towards a savoury finish with long-lingering mineral notes. The longer the wine is allowed to breathe in the glass, the more the impressive weight and depth of this marvellous vintage show their character.