Castelli Martinozzi, Rosso di Montalcino, 2016

Rosso di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

Castelli Martinozzi, Rosso di Montalcino, 2016

Rosso di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

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  • Case of 12
£14.99
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£14.99

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Grape Varietes: Sangiovese Wine Style: Fruit-driven Reds Winemaker: Paolo Caciorgna - consultant Optimum Drinking: 2018-2021 Reviewer Rating: 91 Reviewer: CFW Code: 103029 Alcohol: 13%
Estate Notes

Castelli Martinozzi's 2016 Rosso di Montalcino is the perfect complement to roast meats, game and strong cheeses such as pecorino, parmigiano reggiano and those yielding from cattle grazed on Alpine meadows. An excellent entry-level wine from an ancient estate set in stunningly beautiful Tuscan hillsides. It continues to excel above its station with every vintage.

Still, relatively unknown, the wines of Martinozzi are improving with every vintage. With excellent sited vineyards and the appointment of Paolo Caciorgna to oversee the winemaking process, we expect to see great offerings in future vintages from this estate. And after all, it’s not as if they were bad to start with!

Reviews

“One hundred percent Sangiovese Grosso from an historic estate, vines are up to 30 years old and the wine spends around 10 months in barrel. There's a nice translucent character in the glass and a lovely mineral-fine purity of cherry fruit on the nose, a little rounding creaminess, but very pure. In the mouth a touch of Sangiovese's herbal quality keeps it cool and fresh, along with the red fruit and firm, juicy tannins and acidity, this has energy and tang, but wrapped in a little plushness too and is very - very - drinkable." Tom Cannavan, wine-pages.com

Limpid, fine-toned colour. Delicate strawberry, redcurrant and cherry notes with tea rose and delicately refined spice. Fine balance with focused front and centre, delicious depth, clear underlying minerality, and light silky tannins. Good long spread of fruit and a long fresh aromatic finish.