Rosso di Montalcino 2017


Rosso di Montalcino

Regulated designation
Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC)
Rosso di Montalcino
Winery's website

About this winery

Talenti is a gorgeous estate located in one of the world's most picturesque regions - the valley of the river Orcia, south of the legendary hill town of Montalcino, near the beautiful (and beautifully preserved) medieval monastery of Sant'Antimo, where if you were lucky, you might still hear the monks singing beneath the ancient Romanesque arches of the church built in the early 12th century: they continue to do so every day. Azienda Talenti was established by Pierliugi Talenti in 1981. The...

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Notes about product

Estate vineyards in the southern hills of Montalcino (220-400 m of sea level). Sandy topsoil with limestone plate and abundant rocks.

Winemaking notes

Temperature controlled maceration and alcoholic fermentation for 20-25 days in stainless steel tanks (24-26°C). After an aging period of 8 months partially in French oak tonneau and partially in Slavonian oak barrels, the wine spent an additional 4months in bottle before release.

Tasting notes

Ruby red and intense colour with violet reflections. Intense, fresh and fruity aromas with the varietals notes of cherry, plumsand black cherry. Soft and mineral flavours with a good structure and well-balanced tannins.

Press reviews

Wine Align

- 92 points -

April 2019

Talenti’s is quite big, rich and ambitious for Rosso and why not? When you own a vintage and a vineyard embarrassment of riches you may as well go whole cinghiale. The meatiness and sumptuous unction are two aspects that make this a phenomenal food Rosso and also one that will age into great secondary character four or five years down the road. 

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Wine Advocate

90+ Points

February 2019

Talenti's 2017 Rosso di Montalcino avoids some of the over-ripeness you get in wines from this sunny and hot vintage. A careful approach has been implemented to draw out more of the complexity and depth you get with Sangiovese grown in the celebrated Montalcino appellation. This Rosso is tight and compact with enough inner energy and versatility to pair with your favorite Italian pasta dishes. The wine has the tannins to stand up to hearty foods. Some 22,000 bottles were made. This is a terrific Rosso that I am happy to recommend.

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