Salcheto Rosso di Montepulciano 2010

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Azienda Agricola Salcheto:
Salcheto's program of renewal is oriented in two principal directions. The first involves the winery, which will be expanded in keeping with experimental models tested, in recent years, and the second concerns the vineyards whose potential is growing slowly but ceaselessly and to which a further three hectares have been added between 2004-2005. The principal idea is to continue the enthusia... Read more
Salcheto's program of renewal is oriented in two principal directions. The first involves the winery, which will be expanded in keeping with experimental models tested, in recent years, and the second concerns the vineyards whose potential is growing slowly but ceaselessly and to which a further three hectares have been added between 2004-2005. The principal idea is to continue the enthusiasm and the spirit of craftsmanship that characterized Salcheto's early years by exploiting technology that in the next few vintages will represent an important added value in terms of quality and the maximization of previous experience. “That's technology understood in the widest sense,” Manelli said “In fact the work of recent years may have demonstrated the predominant value of the quality of the raw materials in respect to technological approaches but critical aspects of the process of improving results have been identified so that the products' characteristics can be exalted. ” There have been no changes from the standpoint of production philosophy. Quality remains the primary objective and it is achieved through the interpretation of the terroir and the use of the native variety par excellence, Sangiovese, and of moderate and monitored use of wood . The new winery (work for which will effectively begin in 2005) will be completely under ground and linked with the existing cellar. Laid out on four levels and exploiting the varied levels of the terrain, the cellar will permit vinification of Vino Nobile and del Salco in a room fitted out with wooden temperature-controlled vats in which the grapes collected in baskets and selected are placed. The Rosso and Chianti will continue to be vinified in stainless steel tanks but at a higher level in the winery to permit a soft racking and guarantee the quality of the first pressing. At a lower level, there are various types of barriques and tonneaux of French oak that are used for the Vino Nobile and Salco (whether in the post-fermentation stage or in the conclusion of the aging phase). There are also small barrels of American oak to round out the range of aromas of the Chianti Colli Senesi. The offices, tasting room and historic cellars of the estate, where wines beginning with the 1990 vintage are laid down, will continue to occupy rooms in the original winery. Read less


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