With its intense dark violet and fresh wild berry aromas, this wine is a splendid representation of the 2016 Tuscan vintage in Montalcino. Ready to start drinking, you will be hard pushed to find a Rosso that delivers such uncompromising style, promise and value as this. Rest assured that this particular Rosso in 2016 is a distinct cut above many of its illustrious Brunello peers this year. A true find. Buy up what you can.
The 2016 Rosso di Montalcino (with only 5,093 bottles made) offers a real treat, especially for those seeking the Holy Grail of Sangiovese purity. This wine is solely focused on the quality and the basic purity of its primary fruit. There's no mistaking that Sangiovese signature with fresh forest berry, bitter almond and wilted violets. These aromas are presented with radiant intensity. The alcohol feels a little high (at 14.5%) but this only adds to the textural richness and steady power of this very elegant mid-weight wine. If you are in the market for high-end Rosso di Montalcino, look no further than Salicutti. Drink Date 2019 - 2025
Located southwest of Chianti, Montalcino came into its own in the late 1880s when local producer,Biondi-Santi, discovered a Sangiovese clone in his vineyard that was darker in colour than the rest. Its colour, however, was not its only attribute. It produced a wine with notable body, structure and length. He named it ‘brunello' meaning little dark one.This grape's genetic properties along with Montalcino's relatively temperate climate combine tocreate a wine stylistically different to that of more northerly Chianti. They are usually releasedapproximately 5 years after the vintage following 2 to 4 years ageing in wood. The denomination ofRiserva indicates a wine usually produced with more concentrated grapes than the traditional cuvéeand requires a minimum of one additional year of ageing.Today, Montalcino has become one of the most sought after appellations in the Tuscan region.