Red wine – MONTECUCCO SANGIOVESE DOCG – Podere Montale

19.95

Dive into the refined elegance of “Montecucco Sangiovese DOCG” by Podere Montale. Crafted solely from Sangiovese grapes, this 2017 vintage showcases the epitome of Tuscan winemaking.

With its intense ruby red hue and garnet undertones, this wine entices with its bouquet of red fruits harmoniously complemented by subtle spicy notes and hints of vanilla, a result of aging in oak barrels. On the palate, it offers a balanced and persistent experience, with fine tannins contributing to its complexity.

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Description

This red wine complements game meats, red meats, hearty stews, and aged cheeses. Its robust flavor and firm tannins pair well with venison, beef and rabbit, while enhancing the richness of stews.

Additionally, its acidity and depth harmonize with aged cheeses like Parmigiano-Reggiano and Pecorino Toscano, creating a delightful culinary experience.

Crafted exclusively from Sangiovese grapes, the 2017 Montecucco Sangiovese DOCG from Italy embodies the essence of its region, Seggiano, nestled in Maremma Tuscany.

Encased in a 75cl bottle with a 14% vol. alcohol content, it delights with a serving temperature of 16-18°C. With an aging potential extending to 2030, its annual production of 10,000 bottles is underscored by accolades from Gambero Rosso (2 bicchieri), Veronelli (**), Vinum (15.5/20) and Decanter (84).

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Soil:
Stony soil with galestro, moderate consistency, good drainage

Vineyard altitude:
400m

Plant density:
5,200 plants/ha

Training system:
spurred cordon

Harvest period:
September 20-30

Vinification and aging:
The grapes for Montecucco Sangiovese are sourced from vineyards with a southwest exposure to the sun. Fermentation occurs on the skins for 15-20 days at a controlled temperature (27-28°C), followed by malolactic fermentation in stainless steel vats for gentle tannin and color extraction. The wine then ages in 3,000-liter oak barrels for 12 months before bottling, allowing it to mature further at Podere Montale.

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