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Salicutti Rosso Di Montalcino 2015

Price: $52.99

Country Italy
Varietal Sangiovese
Vintage 2015
Sku P-26758
 Biodynamic Grown Organically 

About the Winery: Leanza believes that the value and the meaning of his personal relationship to the vineyard can be summed up using two metaphors: the garden and the clock. The garden must be cared for and respected like the vineyard. There must be an absolute precedence to manual labor rather than mechanical work, by manually tending every single vineyard. Each vine has a uniqueness and there should be a respect for the characteristics of every harvest. The garden must be wholesome and therefore organic. The clock beats to the rhythm of life. When the time reaches August, the heat stabilizes its foliage and the vine has found its balance. Leanza begins to calmly start thinking about its fruit, which slows down his rhythm of time. As each phase of the winemaking process occurs, Leanza's paternal responsibility threshold becomes greater–this is why Leanza is the first certified organic winemaker in Montalcino.

The name Podere Salicutti comes from a stream that runs through the southern boundary of the property. With an elevation of about 1,500 feet above sea level, the terrior is facing south to protect from the northern winds of Mistral and Tramontana. The soil below is a mixture of clay and calcareous sandstone, which creates a flakiness and refiner for the vines.

About the Wine: This 2015 Salicutti Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese is a product of its ecosystem. The care and thought that Francesco Leanza commits to this juice is unprecedented. With a deep understanding for the land, climate and cycles of life, Leanza believes that the appreciation of Sangiovese in its purity is in the appreciation of the character of each vineyard. Handpicked, de-stemmed and crushed, Leanza chose to utilize a traditional system of a hydraulic press and wooden cages. The aging of the wine then takes place in the ground floor of an old farm building with wide stone walls, using French and Slovenian oak barrels. While ruby red reflections hit the glass, there is a medium-bodied intensity on first gaze. The aromas of red fruit bouquets suggest a complexity and freshness of the wine. Upon first sip, there is an elegant and well balanced juice on the mouth feel. With good structure and a long, persistent finish, this wine touches on notes of fruitiness with flavors such as cherries and blackberries.

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