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Poggio dell'Aquila

Rosso di Montalcino DOC

GRAPE:100% Brunello  (Sangiovese Grosso: “Big Sangiovese”)

CITY: Montalcino district Poggiolo (west side of Montalcino)

SOIL: Clay – Limestone, with a good stone skeleton

COLOR: Bright ruby red with soft brown highlights

NOSE: Intense, it recalls dry petals and fruits

TASTE: Full body, well balance, persistent with soft but firm tannins

The minimum alcoholic content for a Rosso di Montalcino is 12% vol.  and it requires 10 months of minimum aging.  Poggio dell’Aquila Rosso di Montalcino is 100% Brunello declassified, and it is not blended with any other variety.

It is the quality of the vintage and especially the high quality standards of Renzo Cosimi (the wine maker/owner) to determinate if the Brunello is complex enough or if he prefers to declassify it and call it Rosso di Montalcino.

Brunello grape is a particular clone of Sangiovese called “Sangiovese Grosso” (Big Sangiovese) and literally Brunello means “Little dark one”, so named for the deep dark color of its skin.

 

A perfect complement to highly seasoned first courses as well as roasted meat or steak . Best served at  60°-64° F.

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