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Val di Suga
Rosso di Montalcino DOC
Grape Varieties100% Sangiovese Grosso
AppellationRosso di Montalcino DOC
DescriptionLocated in the prestigious wine production area of Montalcino in Tuscany, Val di Suga has the unique advantage of being the only producer with vineyards in all three of Montalcinos viticultural regions - each with its own individual terroir. Val di Suga employs the Burgundy method, crafting wines that follow appellation regulations but with an additional focus on individual territories; the result is high quality Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino renowned for its aging potential but also approachable when young. Montalcino is a small Tuscan town about 25 miles from Siena; its hills took shape during different geological eras accounting for their highly differing soil characteristics. Montalcino enjoys a typical dry Mediterranean climate with a continental influence due to its location between the sea and the Central Apennines. Val di Sugas estate is located on 300 acres of which 125 are under vine. Poggio al Granchio, located in the southeast, Vigna Spuntali, located in the southwest and Vigna del Lago, located in the north represent its three diverse production areas.
VinificationGrapes undergo fermentation/maceration at a controlled temperature of 86°F in 100hl stainless steel vats for 15 days, after which the wine matures for 15 months in Slovenian oak casks before spending an additional three months aging in bottle.
ColorBright ruby red.
NoseLively, fresh fruit notes of cherry and redcurrants mixed with sweet spices.
PalateFull-bodied and soft with ripe fruit flavors and a long finish.
AnalysisAlcohol: 14 %pH: 3.6RS: 0.5TA: 5.1
Serving SuggestionsA versatile wine that pairs well with light fare, white meats and heavy pastas.