2016 Sassetti Montecucco Rosso Le Querciolina



Critical Acclaim:

“93 points.

“The bouquet is dark and earthy in the best possible way, as savory herbs give way to crushed black cherry, encased in an air of smoky minerals, sous-bois, and hints of animal musk. The 2016 La Querciolina Montecucco Rosso then woods the palate with silky textures, set by cool-toned red fruits and minerals, riding a core of brisk acids. It finishes with medium length yet brimming with energy, as a mix of savory spice and minerality slowly tapers of, leaving just a hint of dried cranberry. This is gorgeous and an amazing value.”

“For over a century, the Pertimali family has produced one of the most traditionally styled Brunellos from the northeast of Montalcino, yet it doesn’t stop there. Today, the family has expanded as far north as the Veneto, but also to the neighboring coastal region of Maremma. It’s here that they source the fruit for their Rosso La Querciolina, a varietal Sangiovese wine hailing from the volcanic soils of Montecucco, which is matured for six months in Slavonian oak before resting in bottle prior to release.” – Vinous