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Rosso Di Montalcino, 2016. Val Di Suga

Rosso Di Montalcino, 2016. Val Di Suga

Item #: XR7020E
Vintage: 2016
Varietal: Sangiovese
Vineyard/Appellation: Rosso di Montalcino D.O.C., Italy
Color: Vivid Ruby
Nose: Bright Cherry, Plum
Palate: Cherry, Pomegranate, Coffee
Finish: Great Tannins and Structure
Rating: 91
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2027/13.5% Alcohol by Volume
Availability: Out of Stock
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From the vineyards surrounding the Val di Suga winery, on the northern slope of Montalcino. It is one of the three historic areas of Montalcino, with clayey soils where Sangiovese rises up in elegance and finesse. The wine is made of 100% Sangiovese Grosso. Grapes for our selection were sourced from Val di Suga vineyards in Montalcino's three historic vineyards (40% from Vigna del Lago, 30% from Poggio al Granchio and 30% from Vigna Spuntali).

The growing season began with cool, wet weather. The flowering was generally good, but cooler than normal temperatures affected fertility in some cases, slightly reducing yields. July was hot and dry, while mid-August experienced one rainfall relieving stress on the vines. The late ripening Sangiovese, however, took advantage of the mid-September rain, followed by beautiful weather with swings in temperature between day and night.

This vintage shows a bright, ruby red. Lively, fresh fruit notes of cherry and red currants mixed with sweet spices. Full-bodied and soft with ripe fruit flavors and a long finish. A versatile wine that pairs well with light fare, white meats and heavy pastas.