Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2013

Le Chiuse

This 100% Sangiovese Grosso is planted to one hectare of 60-70 year old vines. The grapes are harvest by hand the first week of October. They are then crushed and transferred to tank by gravity. They endure 15 day maceration / fermentation period (29C) with frequent punch-down of the cap during the first week to promote extraction. The wine is then racked 2/3 times until March, when it is transferred to oak. It is then aged 3-4 months in Allier and Slavonian botte. 5% of free-run juice is removed to encourage concentration.

Additional Information

“The wine-making process for this red wine is the same as the Brunello, the grapes and type of vines used are again of 100% large Sangiovese, but without the need of ageing. It has a shining, clear appearance and is ruby red in colour. It has a good fragrance and intensity with the recognisable scent of small fresh fruits. To the taste, the wine is dry with a good persistence. It is ready to drink, even if kept for some time.” –Simonetta Valiani

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Rosso di Montalcino
  • Winemaker: Lorenzo Magnelli
  • Sustainability: Organic Certified
  • Soil: Limestone, clay, schist, galestro
  • Vineyard Acreage: 1ha
  • Avg Vine Age: 60-70 years
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Sangiovese Grosso

Recent Press

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Monday, February 13, 2017
    Pure fruit flavors of cherry and strawberry highlight this elegant, supple red, which is harmonious and adds accents of flower and spice on the finish. Drink now through 2018.
  • The Daily Meal Author: Wanda Mann
    Date: Friday, March 4, 2016
    "Produced from the same Sangiovese Grosso grapes but it spends just a few months in oak. A fresher expression of the varietal, Rosso di Montalcino is meant to enjoy now. Rosso is an excellent way to experience the essence of Sangiovese Grosso at a fraction of the Brunello price."
  • Score: 89 Points

    Vinous Author: Antonio Galloni
    Date: Monday, June 22, 2015
    "The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino is fresh, floral and lifted, with plenty of near-term appeal. Silky tannins add to an overall impression of gracefulness in this expressive, feminine Rosso. Crushed flowers, mint, sweet red cherries and cinnamon add the final layers of nuance. "

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