Rosso di Montalcino 2015
Marino Colleoni's Podere Santa Maria estate nestles in the hills near Montalcino with stunning views towards Sienna and the classic rolling landscape of Tuscany beyond. He and his wife, Luisa, were out for an evening stroll, when they discovered a patch of vines buried in the undergrowth. Over the next couple of years, they cleared the bushes away and replanted the damaged vines. Now they boast some of the highest and steepest vineyards in the region.
A fairly new name on the Brunello scene, the estate is managed organically, with painstaking attention to detail applied in getting the best from the vineyards and in the cellar. Stylistically, the wines are elegant and fine with a restrained oak policy and an emphasis on fruit purity. Rave reviews from across the Atlantic mean that Colleoni’s wines have never been in more demand and subsequent availability is highly limited.
This Rosso di Montalcino is the producer’s sensational entry level wine, but it outshines most Brunello di Montalcino’s at a comparable price. Softly scented and alluringly attractive on the nose, this wine displays a range of complex, savoury, earthy notes including black olive, black cherries, plums, dried fruit, dried flowers, spices and mineral nuances. Medium bodied and delightfully elegant on the palate, a silky parade of flavours emerges on a complex savoury mid-palate before culminating in a broad, focused, lively finish that is persistent and evolving. A wonderful example of Rosso di Montalcino that’s drinking delightfully well. Best paired with wild mushrooms, game dishes, simple cheeses, charcuterie or a chestnut, fennel and sausage ragù. 2015 was an exceptional vintage, not to be missed.
£4.6 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 2806632
Style No.: 701442
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