Pietroso Rosso di Montalcino 2017
Tuscany is to Sangiovese as Napa is to Cabernet. It's the signature grape, ubiquitous across the region, from the coast and the rolling hills of Chianti, to the majestic countryside of Montalcino from which this fantastic red is born.
Rosso di Montalcino can be considered "baby Brunello;" they drink earlier, have a lower price of entry, and offer a sneak peek of what its Brunello big brother will be.
2017 was a brutally small vintage in Tuscany thanks to twin drought and heat pressures. Climate change is real and 2017 was hot in Tuscany. Nevertheless, Pietroso has managed to snatch a refined, balanced victory from the jaws of overripeness.
Baskets of candied red cherries, lilacs and other red flowers, sweet raspberry and tilled earth offer up a vibrant, seductive Sangiovese that's neither too angular or overly flashy.
The Pietroso estate is in the north-eastern edge of Montalcino, the ideal zone, just bordering the historic medieval hamlet of Montalcino itself, on its western slopes. These gently curving bowl-shaped vineyards yield generous sunshine, ideal drainage, and are all hand-picked. You won't find more prime real estate in the region.
Simply put, a fantastically refined Sangiovese to drink now and watch it develop in bottle for the next 2-3 years with terrific results. Free shipping on six of these or any six bottles!
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