This is Brunello’s younger and smiley brother, obtained from the same Sangiovese grapes and the same Montalcino area but destined to be consumed sooner.
Montalcino, the land where Sangiovese expresses itself best in the whole world and where wines that can last centuries are born, can also produce a great young red wine. This seems a contradiction but it is not. It demonstrates the expertise of the grape growers in this territory. In fact the characteristics of the future wines comes from the clusters; grapes destined to become Brunello or Rosso di Montalcino are cultivated for this destiny right from birth. Poorer soils for the first and more fertile ones for the second. Less clusters for the first, slightly more for the latter. Most of all during harvest the specific characters of both must be made evident, choosing with care the harvest date and vinifying in the most delicate way.
Colour - Very intense and brilliant ruby red.
Aroma - Fine rich, well expressed, recalls ripe small red berries, spices and dark flowers such as violets.
Taste - Full, harmonious, pleasant, the tannins are silky and well balanced by the richness in fruit. The persistence is pleasant and lengthy.
This is a perfect wine for the table and is very versatile, apt for important first courses, roasts, tasty cheeses and cold cuts. The harmonious and graceful power of this wine requires food that is intense in taste but not too fatty or greasy.
Serve at a temperature between 16-18°C, in balloon shaped wine goblets. Those who wish to open and drink immediately will find useful using a decanter.