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Le Chiuse - Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2014

Overview

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 Details edit

"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
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  • Alcohol: 12.5%
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  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • UPC Code: Inquire
  • Varietals: 100% Sangiovese Grosso

Recent News edit

Wine Spectator Rating: 89

Author: Bruce Sanderson

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Dried cherry, wild herb and leather aromas and flavors are the highlights of this linear red. Firm and chewy, showing fine balance and length. Drink now through 2020.

Wine Enthusiast Rating: 89

Author: Kerin O'Keefe

Date: Friday, October 7, 2016

"Aromas of wild berry, blue flower, tilled soil and a whiff of dark spice lead the nose on this luminous wine. Savory and smooth, the easy-drinking palate presents black cherry, star anise and clove while bright acidity and polished tannins provide the sleek framework."