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Rosso di Montalcino DOC Mocali
- Region: Toscana
- Type: Still Red Wine
- Proof: 13-14%
- Wine Variety: Sangiovese 100%
- Place of production, aging, service temperature: Produced in the Municipality of Montalcino (Si) in Mocali. Matured 12 months in French oak barrels. Service temperature 18/20 degrees.
- Uniqueness: Elegant and powerful wine but less austere than Brunello: it has a simpler and readier drink. It is acquiring more and more notoriety both nationally and internationally.
Young but of high quality
Rosso di Montalcino is conceived and produced in the same areas of Brunello and is produced with Sangiovese grapes. The grapes used are notoriously the Sangiovese Piccolo but some producers prefer to use, in whole or in part, the Sangiovese Grosso (same type of Brunello). It was created with the aim of obtaining incremental incomes without having to wait for the long aging times of Brunello. In fact, Rosso di Montalcino is a wine not too refined, of medium austerity and simpler to drink, even if it maintains high quality standards. In Montalcino, quality wine has always been produced, but the launch of Rosso di Montalcino takes place only in 1984, with the creation of the DOC.
Florentine beefsteak "out of the toll booth"
You are traveling from Rome to Milan on the A1 motorway. At 10 pm you decide to have a break: you are hungry, but you exclude the motorway service area. Once in Sesto Fiorentino, you look for a trattoria. Suddenly, you see a long line of trucks and many cars at high speeds: you have found the right place for you! It's the kingdom of the Florentine beefsteak! You order the meat and the waiter brings you a glass of Rosso di Montalcino that will make your pause informal but refined.
Between the rivers
The territory includes the area of Montalcino and surroundings, in south-eastern Tuscany about 40 km from Siena. It is delimited by the Asso, Orcia and Ombrone rivers.