Terre Nere Rosso di Montalcino 2016
Tuscan Rosso. It’s EVERYTHING we want to be drinking in the Spring weather. Especially at this uber happy-making price, 91 POINTS to boot! We are heels-over-head crazy for Terre Nere (so are you, as it is a Last Bottle fave for years now, not to mention the wine critics...)
This is so much a “baby brother” to Terre Nere’s awesome Brunello. All that fantastic cherry and dried cherry/cranberry fruit, with a sweet nut cake and literally mouth-watering freshness. It is hard to overstate the brilliance of the 2016 vintage in Tuscany --- you should LOAD UP on these beauties, as we are right now. Wow!
Make a lasagne. Better yet, make Terre Nere’s version (we had it at their place some years ago) -- pear and ricotta lasagne. Open a bottle of this. Revel in the magic that hugs you in its embrace. Life is SO good. Anything else is madness! Get this while we have it -- please! This winery gets hotter every year...you don’t want to miss the 2016s!!
Rosso di Montalcino Terre Nere DOC which has a ruby red color with garnet reflections, expresses hints of maraschino and violet. Great fineness in the mouth with young tannins but is still of excellent quality and freshness and leaves a delight fully fruity aftertaste
Technical DetailsCountry: Italy
Region: Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Appellation: Rosso di Montalcino
Blend: 100% Sangiovese Grosso
Varietal: Sangiovese Grosso
Vineyard: “Galestro”(schist based soil) at 280m, 4,500 plants per hectare, Average Age of Vines: 18 years
Farming: Hand picked and harvested in 15 kg baskets
Aging/Cooperage: 6 months in stainless steel vats, 8 months in Slovenian oak barrel
About The Producer
The Cellars, currently located at the locality Pian delle Querci, 7 km from the centre of Montalcino, is divided in two structures: one for vinification and fermentation and one for aging. The grapes, manually picked during the harvest, are transported in small baskets, and after a careful selection of the bunches, are vinified in stainless steel tanks of 50,70, and 100 hl. The harvest involves the entire Vallone family, in fact every member.
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