2010 Rosso di Montalcino, Az. Agr. San Giuseppe, Castelnuovo dell'Abate

2010 Rosso di Montalcino, Az. Agr. San Giuseppe, Castelnuovo dell'Abate

Product: 20108027834
2010 Rosso di Montalcino, Az. Agr. San Giuseppe, Castelnuovo dell'Abate

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Stella delivered another stunning wine in 2010, combining a delicate, pretty perfume of raspberry and strawberry fruit with precision and a charming gentleness. It is a wine that immediately puts you at ease, it is so seductive. To taste it is an experience of utter pleasure, the wine flowing across the palate, generous with succulent fruit and an openness and sunny character that transports you instantly to San Giuseppe’s brilliant location near Castelnuovo dell’Abate. Drinking 2013 - 2020.
David Berry Green
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San Giuseppe, Tuscany

San Giuseppe, Tuscany

Run by the talented Stella di Campalto, the 6 hectare San Giuseppe wine estate in Castelnuovo dell'Abate, is strewn with several soil types (volcanic, iron-rich, galestro, clay...). It was originally planted in 1992, became organic in 1996 and  then biodynamic in 2002.

Great attention is paid to harvesting the parcels of vines separately in order to capture the maximum fruit quality and soil expression, using gravity and a combination of large 38hl Austrian oak barrels and French oak barriques to vinify the juice as gently as possible.

All her fruit qualifies as Brunello di Montalcino, yet in 2003 she chose to declassify everything to Rosso di Montalcino; her inaugural Brunello has been released in 2009 for the 2004 vintage.

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Rosso di Montalcino

Rosso di Montalcino

Rosso di Montalcino is a large Tuscan DOC, to the far south of the Chianti Classico region, which  has been classified since 1983. 

The wines are fruity, soft, light and forward-maturing. They come from Sangiovesse vines outside the finer Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, harvested at up to 62 hl/ha, or from declassified Brunello fruit (often from young vines) in which case the yield must be the same as Brunello wines, at 55 hl/ha.

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Sangiovese

Sangiovese

A black grape widely grown in Central Italy and the main component of Chianti and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano as well as being the sole permitted grape for the famed Brunello di Montalcino.

It is a high yielding, late ripening grape that performs best on well-drained calcareous soils on south-facing hillsides. For years it was blighted by poor clonal selection and massive overcropping - however since the 1980s the quality of Sangiovese-based wines has rocketed upwards and they are now some of the most sought after in the world.

It produces wines with pronounced tannins and acidity, though not always with great depth of colour, and its character can vary from farmyard/leather nuances through to essence of red cherries and plums. In the 1960s the advent of Super Tuscans saw bottlings of 100% Sangiovese wines, as well as the introduction of Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon blends, the most famous being Tignanello.

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Antonio Galloni 91

Critic reviews

Antonio Galloni 91
The 2010 Rosso di Montalcino is striking in its beauty. A cool, reticent wine, the 2010 is showing just the barest hints of its potential. Sweet floral notes lead to red berries, mint and spices in a wine that stands out for its nuance and crystalline purity. Beams of underlying acidity support the delineated finish. The Rosso is a great introduction to the wines of Stella di Campalto. Drinking window: 2013 – 2020.
91/100 points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media - September 2013 Read more