Montesodi - 2014

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 Nipozzano

Awards

  • Doctor Wine96 Points
  • JamesSuckling.Com92 Points
  • VinibuoniGolden Star
  • Vintage Report

    Winter 2014 was characterised by higher than average temperatures and a mild spring that encouraged an early start for the grapevines’ budding phase. A particularly mild summer with well-spaced out rains brought the growing season back to its normal progression, while heat waves at the end of July and beginning of August positively affected the Sangiovese grapes veraison. The temperature differences between night and day promoted a gradual ripening of the fruit.

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    Terroir and environmental conditions

    Estate and vineyard location: Castello Nipozzano
    ALTITUDE 400 m (1312 feet)
    VINEYARD SIZE 18 hectares
    EXPOSURE Southwest
    SOIL TYPE Dry and rocky limestone, calcareous clay, well drained and poor in organic substances.
    PLANTING DENSITY 5,850 vines per hectare
    TRAINING SYSTEM Guyot
    Vineyard average age More than 20 years
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    Technical Information

    Variety Sangiovese
    Alcohol by volume 14,50%
    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 Bottle, Magnum (1,5 l), Double Magnum (3 l)
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    Tasting Notes

    Montesodi 2014 is intensely ruby red with garnet highlights. To the nose it is intense, fresh, fragrant and mineral with scents of bergamot, cherry flower, violet and loquat. The wine possesses distinct taste-aroma correspondence, and to the palate it is mineral and persistent with toasted and silky tannins. In the mouth the wine expresses sweet notes of maraschino cherries, strawberry tree fruits, candied cedar and sugar alongside spiced notes of coffee and fruity highlights of white fleshed stoned fruits.

    Serving suggestions

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

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    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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