Albatreti Rosso di Montalcino

£26.50

Aromas of purple flower, red berry and a hint of chopped herb on the nose.  Dark red fruits and herbal notes on the palate, all wrapped in fine tannins and crisp acidity. A great alternative to Brunello from a tiny producer.

A couple of years ago, rave reviews started filtering out about a new producer in Montalcino, making Brunello and Rosso on a tiny plot just South-west of the town at one of the higher elevations in the appellation. The vintner Gaetano Salvioni, was a hobbyist until the 2009 vintage, and with his 2010 vintage began to make waves.

The Estate
Albatreti is a 29ha property of which 5ha are under vine and 1.8ha dedicated to Brunello di Montalcino. Located at an altitude of 400-500m asl just out-side the town of Montalcino in Southern Tuscany, this estate is cared for by hand by the owner Gaetano Salvioni. The skeletal soils (containing a high proportion of rock fragments), contribute to the linear and mineral character of the wines. The only grape variety planted is Sangiovese Grosso.

Winemaking
Fermentation in Stainless Steel followed by maturation in 50% Stainless Steel and 50% Tonneaux for 8 months. Rests in bottle for at least 12 months before release.

Tasting Note and Food Pairing
Optimum ripeness and healthy fruit have given a wine with a deep ruby hue with fine bramble and morello cherry aromas and ample florality. Crisp acidity on the classic Sangiovese palate and with a fine tannic structure. Pair with red meat and grain based dishes.