Benvenuto Rosso del Palazzone 01/14!

by Laura Gray on July 18, 2014

Our new Rosso del PalazzoneAt the end of June we bottled 7,200 bottles of our newest Rosso del Palazzone. The first Rosso del Palazzone was released just 4 years ago. Because our Brunello vineyards are in three very different areas of Montalcino, the grapes from each vineyard show very diverse qualities due to the difference in soil, age of vines, position and altitude. The grapes are fermented and vinified separately. We create an ideal composition for each vintage of Brunello by combining our three Sangiovese vineyards in different proportions, depending on that year’s vintage.  Occasionally we choose not to include a barrel (or part of a barrel) of wine from one vineyard or the other in order to maintain a perfect balance in our Brunello.  What to do with this extra wine not needed for the Brunello?  Make more wine! Rosso del Palazzone 501x1000 Introducing the 2013 Rosso del Palazzone... As in years past, this wine blends from our three vineyards as well as from different vintages.  This is the sixth bottling of this wine, starting in 2010, with each bottling varying slightly in its vintage composition (while remaining 100% Sangiovese).   This year’s bottling is composed of 2009 and 2012 vintages, four and five star years respectively.  This vino rosso is ready to drink immediately without the need for further aging, though of course can be cellared as well, if you have the patience to wait. For more on how our wine gets bottled, you can read this post about a previous Rosso bottling. The first order of this wine has already been placed by the US, where it should be available by September 2014.

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