2019 Rosso di Montalcino, Pian delle Vigne (Marchesi Antinori)
We are pleased to offer one of the most successful Rosso di Montalcino’s of the very highly rated 2019 vintage. On the table for just over £20 a bottle, this represents exceptional value and is the perfect accompaniment to mid-week dinners, while still having the structure to age for 5 years+. This has just landed at our warehouse and is available for immediate delivery.
Many famous estates in Tuscany have begun to focus more investment on their production of Rosso di Montalcino, as it offers consumers a great early drinking alternative to the more austere and long-lasting Brunello’s. Stylistically, acidity tends to be lower than other Tuscan Sangiovese wines, meaning it is a lot more approachable in youth. Please see Eric Guido’s glowing report below on Rosso di Montalcino as a whole, which describes the best examples delivering ‘a highly enjoyable expression of Sangiovese with Montalcino pedigree that communicates house style and terroir associated with it’.
The 2019 Rosso di Montalcino from Pian delle Vigne (Marchesi Antinori’s Montalcino estate) is a fabulous example and was the second highest rated wine from Vinous’s recent report on the region last year. The wine is absolutely delicious with luscious berry fruit, a beautiful silky structure and a fabulous mineral complexity.
“The 2019 Pian delle Vigne Rosso di Montalcino wafts up with an intense display of peppery florals and crushed stone, giving way to masses of black cherry, hints of cocoa and sweet tobacco. The textures are silky and pliant, cast across a medium-bodied frame with ripe red and black berries, wrapped in a web of minerals and rounded tannins which slowly unfurl, making for a tactile feel of youthful tension. This is impressively long and structured for the category, but with primary fruit to match. Antinori really knocked it out of the park with their 2019 Rosso.” 92+ Eric Guido vinous.com
“…….Comparisons to 2015 are already being made by some producers. Personally, I find the new Rossos to have more freshness and elegance than the 2015s showed upon release. That said, there’s a lot of depth and power to be found here as well, which may bode very well for the Brunellos of the vintage. Expect the 2019s to drink well upon release, but even better after a year or two of cellaring.“
“In closing, I believe that the Rosso di Montalcino category has never been better than it is today. Top-notch Rosso di Montalcino delivers a highly enjoyable expression of Sangiovese with Montalcino pedigree that communicates house style and terroir associated with it. Rosso di Montalcino, with its zesty fruit and high acidity, will pair with nearly any meal imaginable. While some wines are starting to inch up to the price of an entry-level Brunello, the majority of them are still a great value.”
Eric Guido (Vinous.com)