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Montesodi - 2013

VINTAGE

Denomination

Toscana IGT

Description

A Cru born in 1974 and produced only in the best years with Sangiovese grapes from the homonymous vineyard 400m above sea level. An intense wine with grand aromas and a long, noble persistence, Montesodi has always been considered the best expression of Sangiovese del Castello di Nipozzano

Awards

Vintage Report

Winter 2013 was characterised by cold days with temperatures falling below 0°C and infrequent but significant snowfalls. Spring was cool with rain showers that were well-distributed throughout the season. Summer was particularly cool when compared to the seasonal averages, but heat waves at the end of July and the first ten days in August favoured Sangiovese’s veraison. The temperature difference between day and night aided the gradual ripening process. Montesodi, expresses excellent freshness, elegance, harmony and longevity.

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Terroir and environmental conditions

Estate and vineyard location: Castello Nipozzano, Pèlago
ALTITUDE 400 m (1312 feet)
VINEYARD SIZE 20 hectares
EXPOSURE Southwest
SOIL TYPE Dry, rocky alberese-type limestone and clay, well drained and with little organic matter
PLANTING DENSITY 5,850 vines per hectare
TRAINING SYSTEM Guyot
Vineyard average age Average 20 years
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Technical Information

Variety Sangiovese
Alcohol by volume 13,50%
Length of maceration on the skins 30 days
Malolactic fermentation IImmediately following initial fermentation
Maturation method Large Austrian and French 30hl ovals
Length of maturation 18 months in oak and 6 months in the bottle
Bottle formats 0,750lt – 1,5 Magnum – 3,0 Double Magnum
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Tasting Notes

Montesodi 2013, intensely ruby red in colour, surprises with its balance between the floral violet notes and the fresh and balsamic ones. Also present are notes of bergamot and bitter candied orange. In the mouth the wine is fresh, complex and balanced. The tannins blend well with the body resulting in a wine that is velvety to the palate. The acidic component is noteworthy and joins elegantly with the alcoholic content. The finish is highlighted by mixed berries such as blackberry and raspberry with an added light liquorish note.

Serving suggestions

Outstanding with grilled meats, and the ideal partner to bistecca alla fiorentina.

Montesodi

A unique territory for a great Cru

The Montesodi vineyard, at a height of 400 metres, has been always considered the best area of the estate for the cultivation of Sangiovese that, thanks to the perfect balance between height, territory and microclimate, finds the ideal conditions to highlight its peculiarities.

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