Mastrojanni 2017 Rosso di Montalcino DOC
Item Number: 12677
Sub Region: Montalcino
Appellation/AVA: Rosso di Montalcino DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Sangiovese
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Aging Notes: Grapes mature for 6-7 months in Allier oak barrels of 54 hectoliters. The wine is bottled and aged for 3 months before release. It is not filtered.
Tasting Notes: 2017 was a warm vintage. The Mastrojanni Rosso di Montalcino shows ripe fruit with a savory, herbal component (not dried herbs). It is polished, as are all of Mastrojanni's wines, but not as powerful or bold as the 2016 vintage. It will pair beautifully with grilled meat and BBQ.
92pts (2018 Vintage) Vinous 4/2/2020
" Sour red cherry and red berries dominate the nose and the mouth, accented by mineral strokes. This is taut and energetic, with a core of bright red fruit and flowers, supported by firm tannins that provide traction and impart length on the very floral, saline finish. A truly excellent, focused and very refreshing red that will pair wonderfully across a range of dishes from pasta to burgers to grilled meat and aged cheese. It’s also a classic example of a Rosso di Montalcino made from vineyards not allowed to be used to make Brunello, with a telltale leaner, more nervous, almost metallic personality compared to other much creamier Rossos made from Sangiovese vineyards that can be used to make Brunello (and which are essentially declassified Brunellos)."