Rosso di Montalcino
DOCG Vendemmia 2002

History: Sangiovese variety has been introduced to Montalcino in 1888. Sangiovese “grosso” gave origin to Brunello di Montalcino.

Production area: the vineyards are situated in hillside areas at the altitude between 250 – 550 m over the sea level. The ground is of medium texture, rocky, with variable percentage of tufa and clay.

Grape variety : 100 % Sangiovese "grosso"

Winemakers remarks: the 2002 year climate was characterized by constant and persistent rains during the whole summer season. The temperature has never exceeded the guard level. The vintage started in the last September decade and lasted until the beginning of October. The grapes have been harvested and processed by hand in order to avoid their damage. Still entire grapes have been macerating in steel containers for 6/8 days together with the fermenting must at 22/25 °C. After a short decantation the wine has been transferred into steel tanks where, with addition of selected bacteria and under controlled temperature, the malolactic fermentation came to its end. The wine remains in temperature controlled tanks until march following the vintage.

Avalaible quantity: 20.000 bottles 0,75 cl.

Remarks: FAIR vintage.

   
     

Winemaker notes
Sensorial notes
Color: Rendola 2002 Rosso di Montalcino is of good red colour with violet notes.
Aroma: A harmonious wine presenting red plum and cherry notes.
Taste: Supple and balanced and rounded tannins.
Preservations: this wine reachs the first maturity after 1 year from the vintage; its best maturity period is from 2 th to 4 th year. Bottles to be always stored in a dark room at the temperature from 13 to 15 °C .
Food matches: grilled meat, risotto and pasta , aged cheese and cold cuts.