2006 Geografico Rosso di Montalcino Castello Tricerchi Sangiovese Tuscany Italy

Press and Tasting Notes

This Baby Brunello drinks well beyond its price. Intense yet refined aromas of dried roses, violets, blackberry and cigar box and equally concentrated flavors of dense black fruit, tanned leather and anise are firmly supported with elegant texture, fine integrated tannins, and a long finish. Serve this delicious Rosso with your favorite cut of stea ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick


Featured September 20, 2009

THE REVIEW

A little aged Parmigiano and a great glass of wine go a long way. Add to that a pasta sampler to knock your socks off and there's no where else you'd rather be. That was the beginning of my birthday dinner the other night at one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Manhattan.
    All these tasty morsels and their subtle flavors were perfectly integrated by one of my favorite Baby Brunellos, the 2006 Geografico Castello Tricerchi Rosso di Montalcino. This single vineyard Tuscan red drinks well beyond its price. That's because 2006 may have been the most ideal growing season Tuscany has seen in over 100 years! This superb climate made otherwise very good wines outright fantastic.
    Rosso di Montalcinos are often referred to as a "Baby Brunello" because they are essentially an early harvest Brunello and can be enjoyed now and over the next five years. This particular gem has intense yet refined aromas of dried roses, violets, blackberry and cigar box and equally concentrated flavors of dense black fruit, tanned leather and anise are firmly supported with elegant texture, fine integrated tannins, and a long finish.
    Serve this delicious Rosso with your favorite cut of steak, pasta dish, best game recipe, a fine aged cheese or simply relax in your most comfortable chair and enjoy. Read More »

Varietal

SANGIOVESE

Sangiovese may be the most recognizable red grape grown it Italy.  Sangiovese can be found throughout Tuscany and, depending on the subregion, is given a "local" name. For example, Sangiovese grown in Chianti i ... Read More »

Region

TUSCANY

Tuscany is home to some of the most popular Italian red wines.  Located along the Tyrrehenian coast, the Mediterranean influence and hilly terrain allow Tuscany to offer a wide variety of wine styles.  The mo ... Read More »