About this winery
The Story Andrea and Marcello Mantengoli’s parents and grandparents have been growers in Montalcino since 1933, but they never gave a second thought to becoming producers of Brunello. How could they? To them, only aristocrats, such as the Biondi-Santis, the Costantis, the Barbis and the Fraceschi d’Il Paggione, were worthy of making Brunello. This concept disappeared in the 1970s and 1980s when dozens of new Brunello estates were founded, mostly by growers like the Mantengoli family. When...
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Notes about product
The family farm “La Rasa” has belonged to the Mantengoli family since 1933. The production of Brunello & Rosso wines began in 1988. The first production of the winery started with 2,700 bottles of Brunello. This has been increased to 30,000 bottles. One hectare of vineyards has since been extended to 8.5 hectares.
The grape harvest normally occurs during the first two weeks of October. The production is approximately 60 qallons per hectare, due to the first selection that is made in August. When alcoholic and malolactic fermentation are complete, a period of 2 years follows, during which the wine reaches its full ripening inside traditional woods of 20 hl and few barriques (only 10%).
Ruby red colour. Etheral, deep, balanced nose with a wide, persistent bouquet and fines touches of fruit and spices. Elegant, soft taste round and velvety to the palate. Perfectly suitable with red meat, game and seasoned cheese. Recommended with typical Tuscan dishes. Extensive ageing possible.