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.
"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
Score: 91 PointsWine Enthusiast Author: Kerin O'Keefe
Delicately fragrant, this offers heady scents of crushed blue flower, wild red berry and baking spice. The bright polished palate doles out juicy Marasca cherry, white pepper and a hint of star anise alongside supple tannins. Enjoy through 2020.
Score: 91 PointsWine & Spirits Author: Josh Greene
Fruit for this wine is harvested from 60- to 70-year-old vines and vinified like the estate's Brunello, with a 15-day submerged-cap maceration followed by aging in large Slovanian botte (for one year instead of Brunello's 3 years). The black-cherry flavors feel concentrated and pure, taking on a fleshy warmth laced with black spice and wet bark. It's a sturdy Rosso that will benefit from decanting and pairing with robust fare.
The delightful 2015 Rosso di Montalcino does exactly what you should expect a Rosso to do. The bouquet opens to a fresh, vinous and cherry-driven set of aromas. Floral notes of rose and violet add to the intensity. Le Chiuse dedicates much thought and precision to the production of its Rosso, and that fact is more than evident as you taste this super cheerful and happy-making wine.
Score: 91 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
A pure, bright, cherry-scented red, boasting juicy cherry and berry flavors. Light earth and spice notes round this out on the elegantly fading finish. Drink now through 2021.
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