La Serena Rosso di Montalcino 2017 (Tuscany, Italy) - [VM 91]

La Serena Rosso di Montalcino 2017
(Tuscany, Italy) - [VM 91]

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Notes from the Winemaker :
The La Serena estate has belonged to the Mantengoli family since the 1930s, but they did not start making wine until 1988, when twin brothers Andrea & Marcello entered the family business. What began as a one-hectare farm has since grown into nine hectares, with about six of those under vine, dedicated exclusively to Sangiovese for Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino. Andrea has always worked the vineyards in an organic way, but since the 2013 vintage his wines are now officially certified as Made With Organic Grapes on the label.
The estate is directly east of Montalcino in an area that has always produced highly acclaimed Brunello. Andreas neightbors include Cerbaiona, Casanova di Neri and even Biondi Santis Il Greppo estate. The estate is at 400 meters above sea level, and the soil here is similar to the Pertimali/Montosoli Cru areas, but is slightly less compact, providing wines with structure but perhaps more approachability in their youth than their neighbors.

Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Appellation: Rosso di Montalcino
Variety: 100% Sangiovese
Farming Practice: Certified Organic

Ratings & Reviews

91 Points - Vinous Media:
"In the 2017 Rosso di Montalcino I find a remarkably pretty, yet also highly expressive display of peppery florals and spice, with mineral-laced black cherry, mint, cedar dust and leather. On the palate, silky textures are contrasted by tart berry and cherry, yet it remains fleshy, lively and fun, as zesty spices and minerals saturate the senses. The finish is long, as its fruits are leaning more toward cranberry now, motivated by mouthwatering acids and lingering savory spice. The 2017 La Serena Rosso di Montalcino is very easy to like, with depths seldom seen in a Rosso." - Eric Guido (Feb 2020)