Wine Details

Otto Ettari​ Montecucco Sangiovese DOCG

The Montecucco Sangiovese represents a sophisticated expression of the noble Sangiovese grape, a combination of concentration and structure with elegance, resulting in a harmonious balance. On the nose, perfumes of spice and ripe fruit dominate while the mouth is rich and silky with melted tannins and hints of vanilla.

Region:

Producer:

Otto Ettari

Classification:

Sangiovese DOCG

Variety:

100% Sangiovese

Number of bottles produced:

26,000 bottles

Altitude:

350 MT SLM (1148' ASL)

Yield:

7,000kg per vine

Training:

Cordone Speronato

Vinification:

Temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel with frequent pump-overs and racking; malolactic fermentation entirely in wood in a heated room

Refining:

1 year in tonneaux (50% new) casks

Alcohol content:

14.5%

pH level:

3.55

Acidity:

5.06 g/l

Soil:

Medium dough soil

Harvest:

Autumn

Bottling:

Additional aging in bottle for a minimum of 4 months.

Recent press reviews

94+

Otto Ettari​ Montecucco Sangiovese DOCG 2017

Luca Gardini (94+)- "We are in Maremma, to be precise in Montenero d’Orcia, a small strip of land with a crystalline wine-growing vocation, recent disovered but already established and with assured potential. This is the place where a sort of ideal twinning between Italy and Germany takes place. Cousins, Manfred and Andreas Kunert, and their wives, Andrea and Corina, Gianni Bartolommei e Jacopo Vagaggini share a unified vision: to make the most of the territory's vocation and passion to get to bottle unique products, with the supreme cult of Sangiovese at the center, which responds to the DOCG Montecucco. This is where the Otto Ettari winery was born. Of all their wines, I have appreciated the Montecucco Sangiovese DOCG 2017 in particular; a wine of great elegance, with a nose of red plum, closed by a beautiful spice of officinal herbs, bay leaves above all, a mouth with iodized tannins and a savory and deep finish, with a fruity and pepper leaf return."

90

Otto Ettari​ Montecucco Sangiovese DOCG 2016

Falstaff Magazine (90)- "Sweet cherry in the scent with subtle floral and herbal notes, some white pepper. On the palate full of juicy elegance, delicately underlaid, fresh tannins, a picture book Sangiovese that emphasizes the classic properties of the variety: culinary unobtrusiveness and aromatic spice."

91

Otto Ettari​ Montecucco Sangiovese DOCG 2015

Falstaff Magazine (91)- "Plump cherry on the nose, still youthful. Dense on the pallet with firm, but also ripe and juicy tannins, with strong mineral notes, bright acidity. Despite its density and strength, it does not appear massive. Great length, and excellent potential for 4-8 years. "