Rosso di Montalcino DOC - 2016
Sangiovese is the main grape used in the popular red wines of Tuscany, where it is the solitary grape of Rosso di Montalcino and the primary component of the wines of Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and many "Super Tuscans". Rosso, in this case, is the younger brother of the Brunello, which requires less ageing before to be released.
The winemaking history of Lambardi starts in 1965 when the family acquired a small plot of vineyards just outside of the stunning city of Montalcino. They right away they started the wine production with the release of their first vintage of Brunello di Montalcino 1973 (officially released 1978. Today the winery produces approximately 12000 bottles from 6,5 hectars of land. Technology and innovation have contributed to increase the quality of these wines through the years, reaching outstanding levels nowdays. For Lambardi, ageing Brunello in big oak casks, like the traditional winemakers do, represents the perfect balance to the cycle of life for the Sangiovese grape.
The wine shows a deep red ruby colour with violet reflections. On the nose offers a wide range of red fruit character with floral compounds and subtle notes of oak. Mature fruit, fresh floral palate, complemented by an important tannic structure.
Vinification occurs through long period of maceration (30-40 days) followed by an extended maturation in big slavonian barrels for 4-12 months.
|NAME:||Lambardi Rosso di Montalcino DOC|
|APPELLATION:||Rosso di Montalcino DOC|
|GRAPE VARIETY:||100% Sangiovese|
|AGING:||Big Slavonian oak barrels for 4-12 months|