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Rosso di Montalcino 2018 – Castello Tricerchi

Rosso di Montalcino 2018 - Castello Tricerchi
Written by Piero Pardini

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Owner: Tommaso Squarcia
Oenological management: Maurizio Castelli
Agronomic management: Maurizio Castelli
Viticulture: in organic conversion
Vineyard hectares: 13
Bottles produced: 70,000
Direct sales: yes
Visits to the company: yes
Foundation year: 1995

Wine: Rosso di Montalcino
Alcoholic strength: 14% vol.
Vintage: 2018.
Classification: D.O.C.
Grapes: 100% Sangiovese.
Altitude: 250 mt. s.l.m ..
Exposure: West / south-west
Soil: medium mixture with clay and sand
Training system: spurred cordon and guyot
Density: about 4,000 – 4,500.
Age of the vines: 17 – 20 years.
Yield / Ha .: 65 quintals.
Yield / Plant: 1.4 Kg.
Harvest period: end of September beginning of October.
Type of collection: by hand.
Vinification maceration: in steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 23 ° C for 25 days.
Aging: 20 hl Slavonian oak barrels for at least 9 months.
Refinement: in the bottle for a period of not less than 4 months.
Serving temperature 18° – 20°C

Rosso di Montalcino 2018 - Castello Tricerchi

© Castello Tricerchi

Tasting note
The sample, ruby red in color, has slight garnet textures.
The nose is quite complex. Floral notes of violet and lily prevail, fruity scents reminiscent of forest first fruits such as strawberries, blackberries and currants. Delicate spicy notes of vanilla and freshly ground black pepper are perceived. Closing with a mineral nuance.
The taste is very fresh, the tannins, well polished, are silky, enveloping and pleasant. The balance between the various components is not perfect, but still a sample of undoubted quality. It is recommended in combination with pappardelle with duck breast ragout.

4 Lupetti

Castello Tricerchi
Località Altesi
53024 Montalcino (SI)
Phone +39 347 2501884

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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