Campo ai Sassi - 2016

VINTAGE

Denomination

Rosso di Montalcino DOC

Description

Campo ai Sassi Rosso di Montalcino displays the same characteristics as Brunello, but in a more youthful, less complicated manner. It is produced from the same grape, Sangiovese, but from vineyards with vines that have very deep roots and yield wines which are aromatic and elegant, and less tannic than the Brunello.

Vintage Report

In 2016, winter was mild with regular rain. Spring saw heavy rainfall, which allowed a homogeneous development of the foliage. Beginning in mid June, and continuing for all of July, temperatures gradually increased, leading to an August that was quite dry but not excessively hot. A few scattered rain showers further helped in creating a perfect environment for the grapes’ ripening.
September was quite sunny, and temperatures ranged widely between night and day. Rain was almost absent, allowing for a harvest that yielded fully expressive the Sangiovese grapes.

Awards

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    Terroir and environmental conditions

    Estate and vineyard location: CastelGiocondo Estate in Montalcino

    Technical Information

    Variety Sangiovese
    Alcohol by volume 13,5%
    Length of maceration on the skins 18 days
    Malolactic fermentation Immediately following alcoholic fermentation
    Maturation method Part in 80 hl and in 100 hl Slavonian oak casks, part in french oak barrels
    Length of maturation 12 months
    Bottle formats 0,75 l
    Campo ai Sassi

    Tasting Notes

    Campo ai Sassi 2016 is a brilliant ruby-red colour. On the nose, the wine presents violet and small, red fruit notes enriched by a delicate white pepper nuance. In the mouth, elegant tannins balanced by a crisp acidic note ensure drinkability. The finish is long and persistent with a distinctive aftertaste that is both fruity and floral.

    Serving suggestions

    Egg-pasta dishes such as pappardelle in hare sauce, or with boar, or with any red meat, whether steak or stews.

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