2014 Villa Sant'Anna Rosso di Montepulciano
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This wine is sourced from the southeastern-facing vineyard positioned at about 1000 feet above sea level. The vineyard is planted almost exclusively to Sangiovese (90%) with various other red grapes making up the balance. Fermentation takes place in large cement vats with a 15 day maceration period, followed by an elevage of about six months in small and medium-sized barrels. As is typical at Villa Sant’Anna, the wine is then left to age in bottle for an additional period (three months or more) before release. Nearly 2,000 cases are produced annually.

Nose: Pure Italian cherry nose filled with forest floor, herbs, slight hints of toffee and burnt sugar, but not in the artificial sense. There is a real natural and sensuous materialized nature. Homely and comforting feel that is what I imagine a ferry godmother blowing angel dust on my scents might feel like.
Palate: Bone dry with soft acid and velvety yet somewhat acerbic tannins. Herbacious with a soft, fruit driven edge. The acid drives through the whole way which is pleasant for a Sangiovese, tending to be more explosive and jam driven. This has sensuousness and power