ROSSO DI MONTALCINO DOC

Category: Wine – Still – Red
Grape variety: Sangiovese
Region: Tuscany, Italy
Appellation: Rosso di Montalcino
Producer: Mastrojanni
Bottle: 750ml

Description

Mastrojanni has become one of the most respected Montalcino producers.

Aging: Wine spends 6-7 months in Allier oak barrels and is then bottle aged before being released onto the market.

Tasting Notes: Red fruit, cherries and plums in the nose, with a tannic entry and a very long, persistent and tangy finish. This is a Rosso di Montalcino with a clear Brunello style and a radiantly long future.

About Mastrojanni: The wine estate Mastrojanni lies in Castelnuovo dell’Abate, in the south easternmost corner of Montalcino, in the Province of Siena. This is an area with a strong winemaking tradition and the homeland of Brunello. The inactive Mount Amiata lends great character to the Sangivese growing in this estate, as the soils are rich in gravel, clay, limestone and sandstone. The estate stretches over 90 hectares, 25 of which for vines, 14 for Brunello, with vineyards often over 35 years old. The height varies from 150 meters to 420 meters above sea level. The area enjoys exposure to all cardinal points, with more or less steep slopes. The average density is of 5,300 vines per hectare yielding below 5 tons per hectare. Mastrojanni has been writing history with its wines since 1975, collecting awards from all over the world. Today, thanks to an exceptional terroir and men who have believed in it for decades, Mastrojanni has become one of the most respected Montalcino producers. They believe in what the vineyard can yield, so quantities vary vintage to vintage. If the vintage is poor, Mastrojanni has been known not to produce its Brunello, like in the years 1992 and 2002.