Val di Suga

Tuscany, Italy

Rosso di Montalcino DOC – 2018

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Grape Source: Val di Suga vineyards in Montalcino's three historic vineyards (40% from Vigna del Lago, 30% from Poggio al Granchio and 30% from Vigna Spuntali)
    • Appellation: Rosso do Montalcino DOC
    • Size: 7 ha (17 acres)
    • Vine Age: 12 years
    • Soil: Clay, marl and sand
    • Elevation: 270–450 meters (886–1476 feet) above sea level
    • Orientation: Vineyards are located on the northern, southeastern, and southwestern slopes of Montalcino
    • Density: 5,050 vines/acre (7,143 vines/hectare)
    • Training: Spurred cordon
  • Vintage Report

    • High temperatures at the end of March allowed for a normal bud-break and optimal vegetative development. Soils had water available from heavy winter and early spring rainfall. This was important to support a dry and warm June. Veraison began in the second half of July, slightly delayed from the usual. Grapes were harvested beginning the last week of September. A slightly higher than average berry weight developed this more refined, fragrant, less concentrated and less structured wine. Good vintage for early drinking.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation and maceration take place at a controlled temperature of 25˚–30˚C (77˚–86˚F) in 150hl stainless-steel for 15 days

    • Aging: 6 months in Slavonian oak followed by 3 months in bottle
  • Technical Information

    • Alcohol: 13.5%
    • TA: 5.2g/L
    • p H: 3.43
  • Tasting Notes

    • This vintage shows a bright, ruby red color. Lively, fresh fruit notes of cherry and red currants mixed with sweet spices. Full-bodied and soft with ripe fruit flavors and a long finish. A versatile wine that pairs well with light fare, white meats and heavy pastas.