Rosso di Montalcino DOC

The Rosso di Montalcino is produced using the same Sangiovese grapes as the Brunello with the same procedures.

It is matured for a year in Slavonic oak barrels of about 30 hl. The wine is ruby red incolour. It has an intense nose with notes of red fruits. The wine is full-bodied with a good structure. The wine may be aged further for a couple of years.

Grape variety: 100% Sangiovese hand picked

Harvest: first week of October

Climate: dry, breezy

Vines per hectare: 4000 / 5000

Yield: 80 quintals grape / hectare

Growing system: branched cordon

Vinification: spontaneous fermentation with naturally ocurring yeasts, maceration at a temperature of 30° for about 20 days, frequent repressing.

Ageing: 12 months in oak barrels of 30 hl., then 6 months in the bottle.

Colour: lively ruby red.

Perfume: intense, persistent, a hint of small red fruits and cherry.

Taste: dry, warm, slightly tannic with a good aromatic aftertaste.

How to serve: in large crystal glasses at a temperature of about 18°.

Serve with: pasta with meat sauces, red and white meat.


Data sheet

Azienda Agricola Pietroso
lt. 0,75
Alcoholic strength
14,5% vol.
Sangiovese 100%
Raffaele Vecchione - 92/100 - AIS Quattro Viti "Cupido"

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