Rosso di Montepulciano Crociani 2017

Country
Italy
Region
Tuscany
Producer
Cantina Crociani
Grape(s)
Sangiovese (80%)
Canaiolo (10%)
Mammolo (10%)
Type
Red
Style
Smooth
Oaked Style
Lightly oaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Not applicable
Alcohol Content
13.5%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

The gentle rolling hills of Tuscany are not only home to Italy`s culture and language, but also to the grand wine estates of Chianti to the north and the more modest yet superb estates of Montalcino and Montepulciano in the south. The Sangiovese is the red grape variety that unites Tuscany`s wine producing districts in its various distinct clones. However, planting of international grape varieties, such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, have given rise to the world renowned `Super Tuscan` wines.

Producer

Susanna Crociani`s 14th century cellars are situated in the heart of Tuscany in the village of Montepulciano. The vineyards, covering about 10 hectares, are on medium-textured soils well-suited to the growth of the vine and giving excellent results. They are planted with Prugnolo Gentile (75%), Canaiolo Nero (15%) and the rest with Mammolo and white varieties.
Tasting Notes
The vineyards of Montepulciano in southern Tuscany are planted with Sangiovese grapes (known locally as Prugnolo) used to produce one of Italy`s noblest red wines. Bright ruby red in colour and typically full flavoured, Rosso di Montepulciano displays rich flavours of cherry and red berries, a soft gamey character combined with subtle oak. Supple tannins and a firm structure lead into a long, full flavoured finish.
Food
This is an ideal accompaniment to red meat, rich pasta dishes, game and strong cheeses.