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.
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.
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.