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Talenti Rosso di Montalcino 2013 750ml
Talenti Rosso di Montalcino 2013 750ml
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Classic, balanced and laser precise, the ’13 Rosso di Montalcino presents its pure Sangiovese Grosso fruit on a bed of spice, wildflowers, cypress needles, chestnuts and fresh-cut herbs. Delicate yet powerful, this wine augers well for the estate’s 2013 Brunello, and its easy-drinking structure invites you to enjoy it both early and often. Talenti’s Rosso di Montalcino acts like a little brother to the estate’s classic Brunello; it has all of the Brunello’s characteristics shown on a slightly smaller scale. Made from grapes harvested from younger Brunello vines, Talenti’s Rosso di Montalcino matures for eight months in a combination of oak tonneaux and barriques and for four months in bottle. The resulting wine possesses an enchanting balance between ripe red fruit, spunky acidity, nice minerality, spicy Montalcino terroir, and velvety tannins.
Collemattoni Rosso di Montalcino 2013 750ml
Collemattoni Rosso di Montalcino 2013 750ml
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Bright, vibrant fruit hangs on a a racy backbone that makes the mouth water in this must-have “baby Brunello.” Red and black fruits dance with baking spices, wood, crushed violets, cigar wrapper, and earth, making this pretty, robust Rosso di Montalcino a compelling go-to Sangiovese Grosso bottling. Sprightly acidity and chewy tannins dance across the palate in this ’13 bottling. Once the grapes are picked and gently pressed, the juice undergoes fermentation and maceration in stainless steel tanks for 30 days; the wine is then aged in Slovenian oaks casks for twelve months and aged in bottle for at least six months.
Fuligni Rosso di Montalcino Ginestreto 2013 750ml
Fuligni Rosso di Montalcino Ginestreto 2013 750ml
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Juicy cherries and berries, warm spices, citrus zest, crushed wildflowers and a touch of earth cavort in the nose of this ’13 Rosso di Montalcino. Balancing bright acidity with chewy tannins, this Rosso is pure joy to drink, and it gives a delicious preview to this intense vintage. A single-vineyard Rosso di Montalcino, this wine is crafted from Sangiovese Grosso sourced from the Ginestra vineyard, which gets its name from its thickets of yellow-flowered bush. After temperature-controlled fermentation, this wine ages in both Slavonian barrel and oak tonneaux for several months before bottling. Fewer than 800 cases produced.
Il Palazzone Rosso del Palazzone NV 750ml
Il Palazzone Rosso del Palazzone NV 750ml
Price: $27.99

Il Palazzone makes its Rosso from a blend of different vintages, so the label doesn’t show a vintage, and although categorized as a VDT or Vino da Tavola, Rosso del Palazzone is 100 % Sangiovese Grosso grapes, just like a typical Rosso di Montalcino. This deep purple wine offers a typical Montalcino Sangiovese nose of cranberries, strawberries, spice, earth and tobacco. The palate is very silky and fresh, presenting tartness and concentrated ripe fruit, with a great balance of acidity and a nice lingering finish.
Fuligni Rosso di Montalcino Ginestreto 2016 750ml
Fuligni Rosso di Montalcino Ginestreto 2016 750ml
Price: $32.99

Classic, fresh and utterly charming, this ’16 Rosso di Montalcino layers its crisp, ripe red fruits with violet petals, underbrush, warm baking spices, and a dusting of potpourri. This wine balances its acidic zing with nicely hefty dry extract, a feature of the low producing 2016 vintage, and it unfurls with captivating power and persistence, building to a satisfying, mineral-laden finish. A single-vineyard Rosso di Montalcino, this wine is crafted from Sangiovese Grosso sourced from the Ginestra vineyard, which gets its name from its thickets of yellow-flowered bush. Deriving from vines between ten and 15 years old grown in stony, clayey soils, grapes ferment for 18 days in temperature-controlled stainless steel; this wine ages in stainless steel for four or five months, followed by about seven months in a combination of Slavonian barrels and oak tonneaux, and two months in bottle. Fewer than 800 cases produced.
Valdicava Rosso di Montalcino 2014 750ml
Valdicava Rosso di Montalcino 2014 750ml
Price: $44.99
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IWM’s portfolio managers are exclaiming over Valdicava’s ’14 Rosso di Montalcino--in fact, they’re calling it the best yet! The outrageous quality comes from the fact that Valdicava chose to bottle only its Rosso di Montalcino, forgoing any Brunello or Brunello Riserva in 2014; moreover, the estate made this Rosso to be in essence a Brunello, aging it for a little less time. The resulting wine is a tour de force from winemaker Vincenzo Abbruzzese, who makes the most out of the challenging vintage. Supple red fruits dance on a bed of crushed herbs, Montalcino earth, eucalyptus, flower petals, spice and licorice in this pretty, ready-to-drink wine. Velvety yet kinetic with energy, this wine builds to a lingering, bright finish; it’s an ideal dinner companion! Biodynamically grown Sangiovese Grosso grapes ferment in temperature-controlled stainless steel, and the wine ages for12 to 15 months in cask before bottling. Valdicava’s Rosso di Montalcino is a “baby Brunello” in any year, yet it allows Sangiovese Grosso enthusiasts to experience their favorite grape immediately upon the wine’s release.
Valdicava Rosso di Montalcino 2015 750ml
Valdicava Rosso di Montalcino 2015 750ml
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Reflecting its growing year that began cool and ended hot, this ’15 Rosso is a charming study in contrasts--it dances out of the glass, framing its succulent fruits with earth, spices, cigar wrapper and crushed flower petals, matching sweet notes with savory underpinnings. Deriving from fruit grown on the younger vines of Valdicava’s Filai Lunghi, Lago, Cipressi and Nova vineyards, this ‘15 Rosso di Montalcino shimmers across your palate, but its nice, sturdy tannic core keeps it grounded as it builds to a long, lingering finish. The biodynamically grown Sangiovese Grosso grapes ferment in temperature-controlled stainless steel, and the wine ages for 12 to 15 months in cask before bottling. Valdicava’s Rosso di Montalcino is a “baby Brunello” in any year, allowing Brunello enthusiasts to experience the beauty of the vintage years before the Brunello’s release.
La Torre Brunello di Montalcino 2009 750ml
La Torre Brunello di Montalcino 2009 750ml
Price: $59.99
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It's one of those cases where the name is fitting. "La Torre" means "the tower" in English, and this brooding, early-drinking ’09 Brunello offers soaring structure that serves as a fine foundation for its ripe cherries and blueberries. Cypress, earth, and spice round out the flavor profile of this Brunello makes a marriage between rustic and classic. Le Torre ferments its Sangiovese Grosso with naturally occurring yeasts in temperature-controlled stainless steel for three weeks, and then ages the wine for 42 months in cask, followed by another year in barrel for Brunello.
Pian Delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2011 750ml
Pian Delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2011 750ml
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This ’11 Brunello from Antinori’s estate is enjoyable essentially upon release. It’s a succulent, juicy affair that lays its sweet cherries and brambly berries on a savory foundation of freshly tilled earth, cigar wrapper, balsamic, herbs, and licorice. Caressing the palate with a velvety feel, copious dry extract, and chewy tannins, this ’11 Brunello feels opulent yet vibrant. After handpicking, the grapes for this Brunello ferment in temperature-controlled stainless steel and age in oak casks of varying sizes for more than two years. Drinkable very early with a little decanting, this '11 Antinori Brunello is a must-have Sangiovese Grosso bottling for enthusiasts of this grape.
Cerbaiona Rosso IGT 2012 750ml
Cerbaiona Rosso IGT 2012 750ml
Price: $59.99
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A translucent ruby in the glass, this ’12 Rosso IGT, a blend of Sangiovese Grosso and Merlot, glows with ripe red fruits; tarry earth, warm baking spices, espresso, saddle leather, and a kiss of cedar mingle for a beautiful backdrop. Silky yet energetic, this wine glides across the palate, studding the cheeks with fine-grained tannins as it builds to a spicy, dry finish. Deriving from Sangiovese Grosso and Merlot vines that grow side by side in the same vineyard that Cerbaiona uses for its Rosso di Montalcino, the estate harvests the earlier ripening Merlot about three weeks before the Sangiovese Grosso; then the Cerbaiona team ferments the grapes separately, and after blending, ages the wine for three years in botti, just as the estate ages its cult Brunello. Very food-friendly, this Montalcino Super Tuscan is an ideal companion to a peppercorn steak or spicy lamb stew.