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Rosso di Montalcino 2018 – Casisano

Rosso di Montalcino 2018 - Casisano - © Ph. Piero Pardini Sommelier
Written by Piero Pardini

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Wine: Rosso di Montalcino
Variety composition: 100% Sangiovese Grosso.
Denomination: D.O.C ..
Alcoholic strength: 13.5% vol.
Vintage: 2018.
Production area: Podere Casisano – Montalcino.
Altitude: 480 m a.s.l.
Soil type: of various origins, rich in skeleton and marl.
Climate: very windy.
Training system: spurred cordon.
Maceration: traditional on the skins for 12 days.
Aging: 8 months in Slavonian oak barrels and after 6 months in the bottle.
Serving temperature: 18 ° C.

Rosso di Montalcino 2018 - Casisano

© Casisano

Visual exam
Clarity: crystal-clear
Color: ruby red
Consistency: consistent
Observations: not intense with garnet reflections.

Olfactory examination
Intensity: intense
Complexity: moderately complex
Quality: fine
Description: floral, fruity and spicy
Remarks: the sample has floral notes reminiscent of violet and lily, followed by fruity hints of plum and black cherry, spicy closure of black pepper and nutmeg. Delicate nuance of sweet tobacco.

Taste – olfactory examination
Sugars: dry
Alcohols: moderately warm
Polyalcohols: smooth
Acids: fresh
Tannins: moderately tannic
Minerality: moderately mineral
Structure: full-bodied
Balance: balanced
Intensity: intense
Length: moderately long
Quality: good

Final remarks
State of Evolution: mature
Harmony: moderately harmonious

3 Lupetti

Pairing: roast leg of lamb.

Località Casisano, 52
53024 Montalcino (Siena)
Phone +39 0577 835540

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post".
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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