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The Vermiglio shows the classic elegance typical of all Andrea’s wines. It displays alluring aromatics of spices cherries and dark fruits, with good acidity and lovely soft tannins. On the palate it is savoury and intense with a hint of liquorice on the long finish.
Vermiglio DOC Rosso di Montalcino
The Costanti family has owned this 10 hectare estate for over 200 years. Andrea Costanti inherited it from his uncle in the mid-1980s, and has worked hard to take it to its current positon as one of the very best in Montalcino. The style is characterised by a striking elegance and intensity, combining the power of Montalcino with the elegance that comes from vineyards situated at a high altitude in the northern part of the zone. The vineyards are planted over 400 metres above sea level, on galestro soil that is typical of the area. This friable rock soil is also found in Chianti Classico, and is particularly suited to the production of good Sangiovese.
The grapes for the ‘Vermiglio’ Rosso di Montalcino come from Costanti’s estate in the Brunello appellation. Vineyards are located 310-440 metres above sea level with an ideal exposure. The soil here is ‘galestro’ with high limestone content. The Sangiovese vines are between 6 and 25 years old and they are planted with a density of between 3,300-5,500 vines per hectare.
Harvest was carried out at the of September 2015. Fermentation took place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and lasted approximately two weeks. The wine was aged for 12 months in five hectolitre French tonneaux and 12 months in 30 hectolitre Slavonian oak casks.