Canalicchio di Sopra Rosso di Montalcino 2017
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Rosso di Montalcino|
|Brand||Canalicchio di Sopra|
Canalicchio di Sopra pays special attention to its lower-end wines. I always like to point this out to readers in the search for great value from Tuscany. The 2017 Rosso di Montalcino is an immediate and enticing expression with soft layers of ripe cherry and black fruit. The wine is soft and velvety in texture with easy endnotes of cherry confit and crème de cassis. This is a great food wine. Some 25,675 bottles and 762 magnums were made.
This is solidly built, with cherry, plum, iron, loam and leather notes, backed by dense, refined tannins. Balanced, in an elegant style. Fine length. Drink now through 2025. 1,800 cases made, 800 cases imported.
Aromas of ripe blackberry, purple flower, forest floor and a whiff of eucalyptus lead the nose. The fleshy palate offers juicy black cherry, plum and a hint of licorice alongside supple tannins. Drink through 2021.