Wine Details

Santa Barbara Il Maschio da Monte Rosso Piceno DOC

A virile wine indeed, the Maschio da Monte explodes on the nose with a lavish bouquet of dark fruit, spice and vegetal notes. The tannins are soft and elegant supported by a notable, silky structure and long and persistent finish. This is a wine that promises exceptional cellaring potential, becoming increasingly harmonious in its evolution.

Region:

Producer:

Santa Barbara

Varietal:

30% Sangiovese, 70% Montepulciano

Yield:

9,000 kg/ha

Aging:

Barrique

Alcohol content:

14%

Age of vines:

25-40 years

pH level:

3.47

Acidity:

5.8 g/l

Production:

20,000 bottles

Soil:

Chalky clay, northwest exposure

Training:

Pruned-spur cordon

Average altitude:

250 meters (820 feet) a.s.l.

Vinification:

Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks

Harvest:

Second week of October, by hand

Release:

July

Recent press reviews

92

Santa Barbara Il Maschio da Monte Rosso Piceno DOC 2017

James Suckling (92)- "Blueberries and crushed-slate notes with some basil leaf on the nose. Full body. Chewy tannins and a fresh finish. Muscular wine. Give it a year or two to soften. "

92

Santa Barbara Il Maschio da Monte Rosso Piceno DOC 2016

James Suckling (92)- "A ripe and rich wine with linear tannins and plenty of dark fruit, as well as walnuts. Full body and firm tannins. Delicious. Drink or hold. "