Le Chiuse Rosso di Montalcino 2018
A tiny 6-hectare estate, Le Chiuse was split off from the Biondi-Santi estate in 1993 when it was inherited by Simonetta Valiani, the great-granddaughter of Ferruccio Biondi-Santi. It is now considered among Montalcino’s greatest producers. All farming is certified organic.
VM91: The 2018 Rosso di Montalcino presents a wildly captivating display of floral-laced crushed cherries with sweet spice, white smoke and hints of flowery undergrowth. It’s juicy and fresh, impressing on its remarkable purity and inner sweetness, with rosy red fruits offset by hints of sour citrus. Frankly, it’s hard to put the glass down, as this finishes with echoes of blackberry and sweet violet tones, just begging you to take another sip. This is delicious and deeply satisfying, so enjoy it with abandon.
The Rosso is made from 70% Sangiovese grown around the winery and 30% Sangiovese from the Pullera plot near Biondi-Santi. It is aged 14 months in used, large Slavonian oak casks. Bright, lively, and layered with red berries, violet, and spice.