Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese. In alcune annate piccole percentuali possono provenire anche dal Cru Montosoli.

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Nell'annata 2016 il Rosso di Montalcino Doc 2016 "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene interamente dai vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio.

Vinificazione

In vasche d’acciaio con controllo della temperatura di fermentazione, rimontaggi soffici giornalieri. Macerazione sulle bucce per 20 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia da 50 hl e botti di Rovere Francese da 750 Lt

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Produzione

22248 Bottiglie da 750 ml

889 Bottiglie da 1500 ml

Gradazione alcolica

14,50%

Note del Produttore

Il biglietto da visita di una grande annata:

La 2016 rappresenta per l’Italia e per Montalcino una di quelle annate che riescono a mettere tutti d’accordo: un’annata generosa dove l’andamento climatico favorevole ha prodotto quantità e qualità a livelli altissimi donando alle uve quelle caratteristiche necessarie per fare grandi vini.
 
Come succede nelle grandi annate abbiamo deciso di produrre il nostro Rosso di Montalcino solamente dai vigneti più giovani lasciando le uve dei vigneti con più di 10 anni di età a maturare ancora qualche anno in botti di Rovere per produrre il Brunello di Montalcino.
 
Dai vigneti più giovani si ricavano vini più pronti e che necessitano di un minore affinamento, ma che allo stesso tempo sono in grado di trasportare in bottiglia tutte le peculiarità dell’annata stessa.
 
Il Rosso di Montalcino Doc 2016 “Canalicchio di Sopra” vuole essere un’anticipazione delle straordinarie caratteristiche di questa annata: un’annata di grande lunghezza, eleganza e carattere, che si esprime in freschezza, finezza e profondità, capace di regalare quella piacevole sensazione di potenzialità all’invecchiamento anche in un vino come il Rosso di Montalcino.
 
Fedeli al nostro concetto per cui il Rosso di Montalcino rappresenta il biglietto da visita commerciale della nostra azienda, abbiamo voluto creare con questo vino un’anticipazione più immediata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese 2016, senza snaturarne le sue caratteristiche principali.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese. In alcune annate piccole percentuali possono provenire anche dal Cru Montosoli. 

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Nell'annata 2015 il Rosso di Montalcino Doc 2016 "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene interamente dai vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio.

Vinificazione

In vasche d’acciaio con controllo della temperatura di fermentazione, rimontaggi soffici giornalieri. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia da 50 hl e botti di Rovere Francese da 750 Lt

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Produzione

666 Bottiglie da 375 ml

18689 Bottiglie da 750 ml

889 Bottiglie da 1500 ml

Gradazione alcolica

14,50%

Clima dell’annata

La 2015 è una di quelle annate che si possono definire perfette dal punto di vista climatico. La regolarità della stagione è stata caratterizzata da un clima tendenzialmente caldo che però ha giovato di bellissime escursione fra il giorno e la notte. Le piogge, mai eccessive ma sufficienti all'equilibrio della pianta, sono avvenute nei momenti cruciali del ciclo vegetativo facendo ricordare la 2015 come un'annata perfetta dal punto di vista agronomico 

Note del Produttore

La 2015 può essere considerata un'annata perfetta dove il Sangiovese è capace di unire le caratteristiche di freschezza con quelle di potenza e concentrazione come solo a Montalcino riesce a fare. Come succede nelle grandi annate abbiamo deciso di produrre il nostro Rosso di Montalcino solamente dai vigneti più giovani lasciando le uve dei vigneti con più di 10 anni di età a maturare ancora qualche anno in botti di Rovere per produrre il Brunello di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" e la nostra riserva. I vigneti più giovani hanno maggiore esuberanza di frutto e un tannino più dolce e setoso anche dopo un anno di affinamento in legno per questo trovano nel Rosso di Montalcino la loro giusta valorizzazione. Il 2015 si presenta come un Rosso di Montalcino importante come struttura e concentrazione, caratteristiche che ricordano più un Brunello. Dolcezza tannica e profondità sono le caratteristiche di questo Rosso di Montalcino che resta una delle versioni più importanti mai prodotte dalla nostra azienda.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese. In alcune annate piccole percentuali possono provenire anche dal Cru Montosoli. 

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Nell'annata 2014 il Rosso di Montalcino Doc 2014 "Canalicchio di Sopra proviene dai vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio insieme ad una selezione dai vigneti più vecchi nel Cru Canalicchio e Montosoli che solitamente vengono utilizzate per il Brunello di Montalcino

Vinificazione

In vasche d’acciaio con controllo della temperatura di fermentazione, rimontaggi soffici giornalieri. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia da 50 hl e botti di Rovere Francese da 750 Lt

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Produzione

666 Bottiglie da 375 ml

34240 Bottiglie da 750 ml

1650 Bottiglie da 1500 ml

Gradazione alcolica

13,50%

Clima dell’annata

La 2014 è stata un'annata tendenzialmente piovosa e relativamente fredda rispetto alle medie degli utlimi anni

Note del produttore

Il Rosso di Montalcino 2014 è una super selezione fatta in un’annata tendenzialmente difficile per il Brunello di Montalcino, usando grappoli di Sangiovese anche dai vigneti più vecchi che solitamente sono destinati al Brunello di Montalcino e al Brunello Riserva.

L’idea molto cara alla nostra filosofia produttiva è che ogni vino deve essere valorizzato in base alla sue caratteristiche ed ai suoi punti di forza; sappiamo che dobbiamo valorizzare un’annata come la 2010 facendo un grande Brunello e una super Riserva come sappiamo che dobbiamo valorizzare un’annata come la 2014 facendo un grande Rosso di Montalcino; questa è la storia del nostro Rosso di Montalcino: alcuni dei migliori Rosso di Montalcino “Canalicchio di Sopra” sono stati prodotti nelle annate più difficili per il Brunello di Montalcino con la semplice ricetta di usare le uve che solitamente destiniamo al nostro Brunello per fare il Rosso di Montalcino. 

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese.

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio 

Vinificazione

In vasche d’acciaio con controllo della temperatura di fermentazione, rimontaggi soffici giornalieri. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia da 50 hl e botti di Rovere Francese da 750 Lt

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Gradazione alcolica

13,50%

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese.

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio 

Vinificazione

In vasche d’acciaio con controllo della temperatura di fermentazione, rimontaggi soffici giornalieri. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia da 50 hl e botti di Rovere Francese da 750 Lt

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Gradazione alcolica

13,50%

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese.

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio 

Vinificazione

In vasche d’acciaio con controllo della temperatura di fermentazione, rimontaggi soffici giornalieri. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia da 50 hl e botti di Rovere Francese da 750 Lt

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Gradazione alcolica

13,50%

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese.

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio 

Vinificazione

In vasche d’acciaio con controllo della temperatura di fermentazione, rimontaggi soffici giornalieri. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia da 50 hl e botti di Rovere Francese da 750 Lt

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Gradazione alcolica

13,50%

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese.

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio 

Vinificazione

In vasche d’acciaio con controllo della temperatura di fermentazione, rimontaggi soffici giornalieri. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia da 50 hl e botti di Rovere Francese da 750 Lt

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Gradazione alcolica

13,50%

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese.

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio 

Vinificazione

In vasche d’acciaio con controllo della temperatura di fermentazione, rimontaggi soffici giornalieri. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia da 50 hl e botti di Rovere Francese da 750 Lt

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Gradazione alcolica

13,50%

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese.

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio 

Vinificazione

In vasche d’acciaio con controllo della temperatura di fermentazione, rimontaggi soffici giornalieri. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia di varie dimensioni

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese.

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio 

Vinificazione

In vasche d’acciaio con controllo della temperatura di fermentazione, rimontaggi soffici giornalieri. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia di varie dimensioni

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese.

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio 

Vinificazione

In vasche d’acciaio con controllo della temperatura di fermentazione, rimontaggi soffici giornalieri. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia di varie dimensioni

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese.

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio 

Vinificazione

In vasche d’acciaio con controllo della temperatura di fermentazione, rimontaggi soffici giornalieri. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia di varie dimensioni

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese.

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio 

Vinificazione

In vasche d’acciaio con controllo della temperatura di fermentazione, rimontaggi soffici giornalieri. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia di varie dimensioni

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese.

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio 

Vinificazione

In vasche d’acciaio con controllo della temperatura di fermentazione, rimontaggi soffici giornalieri. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia di varie dimensioni

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese.

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio 

Vinificazione

In vasche d’acciaio con controllo della temperatura di fermentazione, rimontaggi soffici giornalieri. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia di varie dimensioni

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese.

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio 

Vinificazione

In vasche d’acciaio con controllo della temperatura di fermentazione, rimontaggi soffici giornalieri. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia di varie dimensioni

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese.

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio 

Vinificazione

In vasche d’acciaio con controllo della temperatura di fermentazione, rimontaggi soffici giornalieri. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia di varie dimensioni

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese.

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio 

Vinificazione

In vasche d’acciaio con controllo della temperatura di fermentazione, rimontaggi soffici giornalieri. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia di varie dimensioni

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese.

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio 

Vinificazione

In vasche d’acciaio con controllo della temperatura di fermentazione, rimontaggi soffici giornalieri. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia di varie dimensioni

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese.

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio 

Vinificazione

In vasche d’acciaio con controllo della temperatura di fermentazione, rimontaggi soffici giornalieri. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia di varie dimensioni

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese.

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio 

Vinificazione

In vasche d’acciaio con controllo della temperatura di fermentazione, rimontaggi soffici giornalieri. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia di varie dimensioni

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese.

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio 

Vinificazione

In vasche d’acciaio con controllo della temperatura di fermentazione, rimontaggi soffici giornalieri. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia di varie dimensioni

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese.

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio 

Vinificazione

In vasche d’acciaio con controllo della temperatura di fermentazione, rimontaggi soffici giornalieri. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia di varie dimensioni

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese.

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio 

Vinificazione

In vasche d’acciaio con controllo della temperatura di fermentazione, rimontaggi soffici giornalieri. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia di varie dimensioni

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese.

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio 

Vinificazione

In vasche d’acciaio con controllo della temperatura di fermentazione, rimontaggi soffici giornalieri. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia di varie dimensioni

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese.

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio 

Vinificazione

In vasche d’acciaio con controllo della temperatura di fermentazione, rimontaggi soffici giornalieri. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia di varie dimensioni

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese.

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio 

Vinificazione

In vasche d’acciaio con controllo della temperatura di fermentazione, rimontaggi soffici giornalieri. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia di varie dimensioni

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese.

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio 

Vinificazione

In vasche d’acciaio con controllo della temperatura di fermentazione, rimontaggi soffici giornalieri. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia di varie dimensioni

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese.

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio 

Vinificazione

In vasche d’acciaio con controllo della temperatura di fermentazione, rimontaggi soffici giornalieri. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia di varie dimensioni

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese.

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio 

Vinificazione

In vasche d’acciaio con controllo della temperatura di fermentazione, rimontaggi soffici giornalieri. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia di varie dimensioni

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese.

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio 

Vinificazione

In vasche di cemento con follature soffici giornaliere. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia di varie dimensioni

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

90/100

Sweet, ripe cherry, spice, licorice and leather flavors course through the fleshy texture in this red. Balanced, with a dense matrix of tannins and fine length. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. Bruce Sanderson

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2014

89/100

Canalicchio di Sopra completes three rounds of bottling for this wine (in October, January and March). I tasted samples of the 2014 Rosso di Montalcino from both the first two rounds. This vintage saw a big Rosso di Montalcino production, as much of the fruit that may have been selected for the Brunello was put here instead. The wine is really very good and should offer great value for those looking for a delicious taste of Sangiovese in this difficult vintage. It is thick, bright and loaded with cherry and blueberry flavors. Considering the many challenges of the growing season, this estate has created a wonderfully fresh and forthcoming red wine. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2013

88+/100

The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows soft tones of red cherry, wet earth, raspberry and blanched almond. There's a great sense of tightness and energy here that you don't get with many of the other Rosso wines of this warm vintage. The wine is aged one year, in both French and Slavonian oak respectively. There's isn't much heft in the mouth, but you get just enough to pair with egg fettuccine with butter and grated Parmigiano. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2012

87/100

The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is representative of an estate that has always taken great care to safeguard this often overlooked relative of Brunello. Having said that, the 2012 does not quiet live up to the fabulous 2011 Rosso - a wine I found immensely enjoyable. This is a deep and nicely saturated Rosso with ripe notes of spice, dark cherry, blackberry and distant hints of smoked bacon that fill in the rear. It's relatively straightforward (it macerates on the skins for 15 days and later ages for 12 months in oak cask) with soft layers of fresh fruit. Drink: 2014-2018. Monica Larner

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

(REDS) -FINAL FOR THE 3 RED GLASSES / ROSSI - FINALE 3 BICCHIERI

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA

Prodotto principalmente dai vigneti più giovani, rappresenta il biglietto da visita dei vini Canalicchio di Sopra: un’espressione giovane, fruttata e versatile del nostro Sangiovese. La prima annata è stata prodotta nel 1975, quando ancora si chiamava Vino Rosso dai vigneti di Brunello.

Denominazione

DOC

Vitigno

100% Sangiovese

Altitudine

Altitudine media di 300 mt s.l.m.

Terreno

Il Rosso di Montalcino "Canalicchio di Sopra" proviene principalmente dai vigneti situati nel Cru Canalicchio con terreno con una spiccata componente Argillosa, molto ricco di elementi intermedi quali Magnesio, Ferro e Manganese.

Forma di allevamento

Cordone speronato.

Vigneti

Vigneti più giovani nel Cru Canalicchio 

Vinificazione

In vasche di cemento con follature soffici giornaliere. Macerazione sulle bucce per 15 giorni.

Affinamento

12 mesi in botti di rovere di Slavonia di varie dimensioni

Prima annata di produzione

1975

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2015

17,5/20

Mid-deep ruby. Concentrated cherry with a whiff of fruit cake. Elegant palate with a medium weight to it and succulent. Generous aromatic finish and beautifully built, firm tannins. Walter Speller

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2011

90/100

The estate’s 2011 Rosso di Montalcino is endowed with serious complexity and character. Tobacco, savory herbs, mint, anise and underbrush are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this Rosso, a wine that stands out for its personality. Rosso is often sold as a mini-Brunello, a label that unfortunately applies to only a small number of wines. Not here. This is a Rosso of unusual pedigree and distinction. I imagine the 2011 will drink well to age ten, perhaps beyond. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2009

89/100

The 2009 Rosso di Montalcino is a gorgeous wine bursting with dark red fruit. It shows plenty of harmony and fine overall balance. Sweet spices and flowers linger on the warm, radiant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2017. This is another solid set of wines from Canalicchio di Sopra – Ripaccioli, an estate that continues to ratchet up quality in a meaningful way. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2008

87/100

The 2008 Rosso di Montalcino is one of the better versions in this tricky vintage. A gorgeous bouquet bristling with Sangiovese aromas leads to red cherries, tobacco and earthiness. There is a plumpness and juiciness I find very attractive here. Some of the wilder, gamier notes typical of Sangiovese come through from time to time, but that notwithstanding, this is a lovely effort. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. Canalicchio di Sopra - Ripaccioli seems to be making better and better wines with each passing vintage. The estate’s Rosso and Brunellos are sourced from vineyards in the Canalicchio and Montosoli districts, both on the northern side of Montalcino, and are aged predominantly in cask. Antonio Galloni

Rosso di Montalcino DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE CONTROLLATA
2000

87/100

The soft, herbaceous, seductive 2000 Rosso di Montalcino is easy to drink as well as appreciate. It will not make old bones, but for enjoying over the next 2-3 years, this is a round, fruit-driven, cleanly made, charming Rosso. Robert M. Parker Jr.