Siro Pacenti Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2018
(Tuscany, Italy) - [VM 92]
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About this winery:
Siro Pacenti bought his estate and planted his first vines in 1970, all of which still thrive today. The property is north of Montalcino, in Pelagrilli, and overlooks Siena with 22 hectares of Sangiovese in fresh, clay soils. In 1988, Giancarlo Pacenti took over operations at the winery, producing the first Rosso and Brunello di Montalcino that same year. His two vineyards lie in two very different areas of Montalcino: one to the northeast of the town, where the wines develop full, ripe qualities; and one to the hotter southwest area near Sant’Angelo in Colle, which produces a more powerful, minerally wine. Here's what Vinous Media's Antonio Galloni had to say about this winery:
Notes from the Winemaker:
Since the 1995 vintage, Giancarlo Pacenti's Brunello has annually won Gambero Rosso's most prestigious Tre Bicchieri (Three Glass) award. These are quintessential Sangioveses that are wonderfully aromatic, opulently rich and powerfully structured. Giancarlo is considered to be one of the top Brunello pruducers. The Rosso, often considered the epitome of a "baby-Brunello", is ripe yet elegant, displaying notes of red currant and velvety tannins.
The greatest care goes into the production of Siro Pacenti Rosso di Montalcino. The grapes used for the Rosso di Montalcino come from vines between 15 and 25 years old. Average annual production is around 30,000 bottles.