Rosso Di Montalcino Wine

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Rosso di Montalcino is produced in the same defined zone as Brunello di Montalcino, around the town of the same name in Tuscany, Italy. The DOC was put in place in 1984 order to expedite production from younger vines and plantings, with less aging requirement than Brunello. Rosso only has to age 6 months in oak, while Brunello requires a minimum 2 years in oak, 4 years total. This gives wine-makers the ability to earn some cash as they wait for their higher prestige wines to mature. 
Like Brunello, Rosso must be produced from 100% Sangiovese Grosso. But it’s a fresher, lighter style, though still structured with Sangiovese characteristics. 
For more information on the history and production of the region, please see Montalcino
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  • Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Rosso di Montalcino 2012


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  • Fattoria Dei Barbi Rosso di Montalcino 2011


    Right clear red color with a fair amount of light coming through. Fresh, tart nosesome red fruit. Enjoyable red cherry taste on introduction to the tonguequite light though. Similar profile that I expect from a Sangio from Tuscanymedium bodied, good, albeit, delicate, refreshing acid. Easy to drink. Probably not one that I would expect to su... Read More

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  • V V:  This was from Claudia; she wanted a response by 25 March 2015 ... ... ... Brusco dei Barbi2011 Rosso di Montalcino2008 Brunello di Montalcino2008 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva2007 Vigna del Fiore The tasting will take place on Monday, April 27th, at 8:30pm Eastern/5:30pm Pacific.&nbs Read More

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  • Podere Paganico Rosso di Montalcino 2012


    Color is light in the glass and the wine is light on the palate. Red fruit, sharp acidity and soft tannins with a soft touch of french oak. Read More

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  • Now this is interesting - give it a read:  ... obtained fake Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino labels and was able to falsify certification in the region's wine database, was selling lower quality local wine as bulk supplies of the coveted red to unwitting local producers, Siena's financial police said Read More

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  • Valdicava Rosso di Montalcino Tuscany 2011


    Mille Gratis Table #52 and Mr. FOX at Barolo.- 3 very, very, different bottles from the very same case.Fortunately (Mr. Fox) was informed Re: 100% Sangiovese and her bizarre behavior. What an adventure. Thanks Mr. Fox. @ Barolo Read More

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  • A ridiculous number of trigger pullworthies in this new offering, many in their absolute drinking prime. Wish the shop was just down the street from me, rather than the ones that are. But then I'd have to live in NYC.  ;-(I love it when a guy drops 100 cases on a shop, just to 'make some space" in his cellar. Wonder what's going to be filling th... Read More

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  • If in the States right now I'd definitely be buying off this list. Really do like Chambers Street. How many of these were you drinking over in Italy, Fox?The non-Italians are mouth-watering, too. More Cellar Search ResultsWe've finished inventory and have turned up some more interesting bottles - at interesting prices.Click to view up-to-date in... Read More

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  • Máté DOC Rosso di Montalcino 2011


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