Rosso di Montalcino - 2021
Cerbaiona's Rosso di Montalcino shares the same great terroir and micro-climate as the Cerbaiona Brunello, but is subjected to less wood treatment and refinement in bottle before release. It is produced in even fewer amounts than the Brunello and provides a low-cost way for consumers to try this wonderful Sangiovese if they can find a lucky bottle. Fioretti describes it as "a wine you can't help but love." The grapes were from a SINGLE vineyard, where richer clay soils provide a more richly fruited, appealing wine. This deceptively complex Rosso will age well and remain in peak drinking condition for some time after that brief extra aging.
- Varietal:Sangiovese Grosso
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- Harvest Technique:Alberello System: Head-trained vines are self-supporting; a trunk forms from which three branches grow vertically, at varying distances from the ground.
- Soil:Top soils of rocky gravel over a base of Galestro (limestone shale), Alberese (marl limestone with high calcium carbonate levels), and sand.
- Vineyard Size:3 ha
- Vine Age (year planted):1978, 1986, 2000, 2017
- Fermentation:Indigenous yeast. Traditional fermentation method: spontaneous fermentation in concrete tanks, followed by malolactic coversion immediately. A couple of gently pumping over to avoid extraction.
- Elevage:Depending on the vintage, 1.5 to 4 years in Slovenian wood tonneaux
- Winemaker Name:Matthew Fioretti
- Finning & Filtration:No
- Total Production:301 cases
- Sustainable Practice:Yes