The 2018 Fattoria del Cerro Rosso di Montepulciano displays vivid ruby red color with intense and fine with notes of wild black cherry, violet and a slight vanilla undertone. Well-balanced, elegant and it has a slight initial tannic note. It's ideal with appetizers, first course dishes with meat sauces, stuffed pasta or casserole dishes, and grilled red meats.
Varietal Composition: 90% Prugnolo Gentile, 10% Mammolo (Prugnolo Gentile is the local name for Sangiovese in the town of Montepulciano)
Appellation: Rosso di Montepulciano DOC
Aging: 3 months in Slavonian oak casks, followed by 3 months of bottle aging prior to release
Residual Sugar: 1.2 g/L
Winemaker: Riccardo Cotarella
91 Points - James Suckling
"A very pretty but serious Rosso di Montepulciano that shows fresh raspberries, rose petals, frozen strawberries, cherry compote and some tar. Medium body, round and juicy tannins and a medium-chewy finish. Drink now and enjoy this succulent red!" -JS, Dec/2019