Rosso di Montalcino is Brunello’s more youthful sibling, from younger vines and less time in wood. Its fresh, forward appeal is both a delightful stepping-stone to the complexities of its elder brother, and a pleasure in itself, sustained as it is by the structure and silky tannins of the noble Tuscan native, Sangiovese Grosso.
We must confess to a soft spot of ours for this Montalcino beauty… It might partly be because it’s our first-born! This Rosso will give you your first taste of the “angelic” heights to come, and has the additional bonus of its wonderful quality/price ratio.
For those seeking uniqueness and the authentic expression of terroir, rather than stereotyped and standardized wines… (What a difference, and what a pleasurable surprise it is to taste that difference!)
Lush notes of marasca cherries and berry fruit are complemented by subtle nuances of vanilla and licorice.
Well balanced, full, flavorful and persistent, it is an ideal match with first courses with meat-based sauces, grilled meat, roasts and medium-seasoned cheese.