2019 Castello Romitorio Rosso di Montalcino
The twelfth century fortress hidden atop the mountains of Montalcino was in a state of disarray when artist Sandro Chia acquired the property in 1984. After rebuilding the fields and the buildings, he began to build his state-of-the-art winery and is now making superb wines. Sandro also designs the labels, some the most colorful in Italy.
Limpid garnet color, translucent. Appetizing nose so typical for Sangiovese: the tangy aroma of Marasca cherry.
With increasing bottle age, this cherry fruit turns from fresh and crisp to mellow and dried, in the young wines the fruit is pristine, varying in intensity with each vintage.
he body is sinewy and bone-dry: not a prettified, mollified Sangiovese but a wine as rugged as the land.
There is fine, bright acidity and a lovely tannic grip. This has impact but is not heavy. A little age sits wonderfully on this rustic charmer: bottle age will give you scents of leather, wild thyme and polished wood.
This wine is aged for approximately 10 months in oak.
James Suckling 93 points
Cherries and blackberries with some floral and walnut character. Medium-bodied with firm, silky tannins and a delicious finish. Easy to appreciate the polish and finesse to this. Give it a year or two to come together.
Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino
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