Montesodi - 2015

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

  • Gambero Rosso3 Bicchieri
  • JamesSuckling.Com93 Points
  • Vitae4 Viti
  • Vintage Report

    In 2015, the ripening of the grapes was excellent thanks to the long summer, the high temperatures and the favourable climate. Winter made an appearance only in the second week of February, slowing down the plants’ awakening by about ten days. Spring began in earnest on March 21. The flowering phase was favoured by the alternating sunny and mild days, and lower than average rainfall when compared to the previous five years. Summer will be remembered as one of the warmest and sunniest of the past decade. July, in particular, was noteworthy for reaching temperatures above 30°C with very little rainfall. The beneficial rains of the first week of August once again modified the season’s rhythm, leading to a Sangiovese being harvested before the last rainfall of the beginning of October.

    Montesodi

    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 2015: rosso rubino, con riflessi granati. Si presenta intenso, fresco, minerale, con sentori agrumati, fiori di ciliegio, violetta.
    Corrispondenza gusto-olfattiva. Al palato persistente, minerale, con un tannino tostato e setoso. Nota di visciola sotto spirito, sentori di cedro candito e arancia sanguinella. Sentori di polvere di caffè, note fruttate di drupacee a pasta bianca. Degustato a Gennaio 2018

    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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