Villa Sant. Anna Rosso di Montepulciano DOC 2017
Grown at an altitude of 250/300 m. above sea level and Southeastern facing vineyard – The grapes were harvested from mid September to October.
Combination of 80% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot, Canaiolo, 10%. Only 25,000 bottles each year!
The moment we poured into the wine glass, aromas of blueberries, blackberries were obvious. Although there were subtle notes of sweet spices too. On the tongue, a burst of red fruit flavors and spice notes. Leaning towards refine tannins and firm acidity! Well balanced wine.
Fermentation in vats with a 15 days long maceration at a temperature of no more than 30°C. Followed by ten months of further aging n small and medium size oak barrels. After bottling, it was kept in the bottle for 8 months.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
2011 – Robert Parker: 88 points
2011 – Stephen Tanzer: 90 points
2012 – Vinum: 91 points
Into Medium bodied wines? How about a Spanish production this time?