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

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Santa Barbara Il Maschio da Monte Rosso Piceno DOC 2018

Vinous Media (90)- "The 2018 Rosso Piceno Il Maschio da Monte is darkly perfumed and dusty in character, with musky black cherries, giving way to brown spices, tobacco and hints of lavender. This is silky and elegant in feel, with a polished wave of ripe red and hints of blue fruit that gain a more tactile edge, as saline-minerals collect toward the close. Hints of licorice and rose linger long through the lightly structured finale, as this tapers off refined and classically dry. Il Maschio da Monte is a blend of 90% Montepulciano to 10% Sangiovese that is already quite pretty today, but it will only get better with another year or two of cellaring."

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. "

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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. "