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 highest expression of Sangiovese at Castello Nipozzano.
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.
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.
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.