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Report from : Rosso di Montalcino Anteprima 2020

17 Mar 2020

(February 2020) ... The 2018 vintage wines coming out of Montalcino right now are the Rosso wines. The 2018 vintage wines are quite a quaffable lot, although a smaller list than last year. Good fruit and quaff-ability were the essential notes with these wines that I list below … I can’t recommend the vintage across the board – but the wones I tried and recommend below definitely delivered.

I have noticed with each passing year my standards are getting higher for recommendation – which is good for those who like those wines.

Below is a list of the wines based on their potential from a good-better-best standpoint … many are drink nows, some are cellar dwellers that you may be drinking over the next 10 years. This year I even have a few in the “Best” category, which was lacking last year.

Also, as in the past, I have broken down the Brunello and Selezione into separate reports.

 

My ranking using the Good / Better / Best format – evaluations are below:


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Good …

Altesino 2018 Rosso di Montalcino
Banfi 2018 Rosso di Montalcino “Castello Banfi”
Capanna 2018 Rosso di Montalcino
Castello Romitorio 2018 Rosso di Montalcino
Cote dei Venti 2018 Rosso di Montalcino
Donatella Cinelli Colombini 2017 Rosso di Montalcino
Rosso Pouring La Gerla 2018 Rosso di Montalcino
Mocali 2018 Rosso di Montalcino
Pian delle Vigne 2018 Rosso di Montalcino
Poggio Antico 2018 Rosso di Montalcino
San Polino 2018 Rosso di Montalcino
Tenute Silvio Nardi 2018 Rosso di Montalcino
Uccelliera 2018 Rosso di Montalcino


Better …

Barbi 2018 Rosso di Montalcino
Baricci 2018 Rosso di Montalcino
Carpineto 2017 Rosso di Montalcino
Col D’Orcia 2018 Rosso di Montalcino
Cupano 2017 Rosso di MontalcinoMore Rosso
Fattoi 2018 Rosso di Montalcino
Il Poggione 2018 Rosso di Montalcino
Mastrojanni 2018 Rosso di Montalcino
Palazzo 2018 Rosso di Montalcino
Pian delle Querci 2018 Rosso di Montalcino
Sesta di Sopra 2017 Rosso di Montalcino
Val di Suga 2018 Rosso di Montalcino


Best …

Banfi 2018 Rosso di Montalcino “Poggio alle Mura”
Salvioni – La Cer Baiola 2018 Rosso di Montalcino
Villa Poggio Salvi 2018 Rosso di Montalcino

 

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