Wine Poggio di Sotto, "Rosso di Montalcino", Vendemmia Castelnuovo dell'Abate DOC, 2007
Wine bright and brilliant ruby red color.
Elegant, well-balanced, fresh and persistent taste with silky tannins reveals tones of red fruit, raspberry, minerals, herbs and spices. The finish is long and clean.
Intense, multi-layered bouquet presented an open fruit and floral aromas, which are accompanied by notes of undergrowth, marjoram, rhubarb and anise.
The wine is wonderful with grilled and braised red meats, game, mushroom dishes and mature cheeses.
Red wine "Rosso di Montalcino" is made from Sangiovese grapes, or rather of his 8 clones are grown on 12 hectares of magnificent vineyards located in the area of Castelnuovo dell'Abate, at the main mountain of Tuscany - Amiata at three altitudes (200, 300, and 450 m). Average age of the vines - 20 years. Piero Palmuchchi does not distinguish between the berries for the production of its wines, the difference between them is only in the vinification and aging. Hand harvesting is carried out in two stages: in June and late July-early August. After fermentation, the berries in steel tanks at controlled temperature for 30-35 days with regular immersion "caps", followed by a secondary malolactic fermentation. Matured "Rosso di Montalcino" in "Botti" Slavonian oak for 24 months and 6 months in bottles. Before bottling the wine is not filtered.
Winery "Poggio di Sotto" was founded in 1989 when the famous Italian winemaker Piero Palmuchchi began searching for the best land in the region of Montalcino for a perfect, balanced ripening grape Sangiovese. Such a place was found close to the medieval abbey Sant'Antimo, near Castelnuovo dell'Abate. Together with agrokulturnogo Faculty, University of Milan, he began landing new vineyards, selected the best Sangiovese clones for this terroir, calculate the optimum planting density and used the most successful technology of growing grapes.
With the same care has been built and equipped winery "Poggio di Sotto", headed by renowned wine expert Tuscany - Giulio Gambell. At the winery with the help of leading innovative technology produces great "Brunello", "Brunello Riserva" and "Rosso di Montalcino", reflecting the unique terroir and best conveys the elegance of Sangiovese. Wine "Poggio di Sotto", characterized by aristocratic aroma and pleasant taste rich, beautifully developed over the years.