Rosso di Montalcino la Sorgente 2017 0,75 Lt
A really wonderful red which shows a great potential.
Slope and Position: hilly southwest
Altitude: 435m above sea level
Climate: typically Mediterranean with precipitation concentrated in spring and autumn months. The location of our vineyards, the ventilation and the lack of fog guarantee the best conditions for vine vegetation and for the health of the grapes
Soil Composition: extremely rocky soil made up of marl and alberese (clay, lime and rock) Shales
Variety: 100% Sangiovese select
Training System and Pruning: Horizontal cordon training with short pruning, 4 to 5 spurs with maximum of
2 buds per plant which allows for a low yield per hectare, 55 to 60 quintals of grapes
Cultivation Techniques: are entirely done by hand with particular care and attention to the winter pruning, the selection of shoots and the thinning out of the grapes
Harvest: end of September - first days of October
Vinification: the grapes are vinified separately in steel vats. The fermentation is temperature controlled between 24° and 26° with a long maceration of the grapes, which, with frequent pumping over of the cap and délestage, allow for the extraction of polyphenols from the skins which has an important function in the longevity and quality of the wine
Drawing off: soft pressing to separate the skins from the wine
Ageing: 12-18 months in 25 to 32 hl oak barrels and at least 4 months in the bottle
Organoleptic Characteristics: Ruby-red in color, this wonderful Rosso di Montalcino offers juicy aromas of blackberries, black cherries and a hint of vanilla. The Rosso di Montalcino La Sorgente 2017 is a full bodied Rosso, this really is a 'baby' Brunello with well balanced tannins and a persistent, aromatic finish. We are sure you will enjoy it!