Rosso Di Montalcino
Sourced from the Sorgente vineyard.
South, southwest at 460 meters in elevation.
Sandy clay. Albarese - a type of stratified schist.
Organic farming. Hand harvested. Half of the vineyard planted in 1994, half planted in 2001.
Fermented in stainless steel with ambient yeast. 18 day maceration on the skins.
Aged in 5HL casks for 18 months followed by six months in the bottle.
Francesco Leanza, proprietor of Salicutti, was the first producer in Montalcino to attain organic certification.
The 2015 Rosso di Montalcino is made with fruit sourced from the estate's three main vineyards: Sorgente, Piaggione and Teatro. You'll remember that in past vintages the Rosso was identified by its single-vineyard name Sorgente. That is not the case here. This is a beautifully harmonious and chiseled Sangiovese with brilliant tones of blueberry, violets, grilled herb and crushed river stone. The mouthfeel is sharp and decisive with a touch of cherry sweetness on the close. The delivery is linear and clean.
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