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2018 Valdicava Rosso di Montalcino

Merchant's Pick

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2018 Valdicava Rosso di Montalcino

The Allocations May Be Small, But The Wine Is Tremendous!
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The 2018 Valdicava Rosso reminds us that not all Rossos are created equal.

You may have heard the terms: "Baby Brunello" or "Brunello's Little Brother."  No matter the vernacular, calling this wine a "Baby Brunello" or something other than a Brunello does not do it justice.

Using the same estate Sangiovese, a little less time in oak and bottle before release is all that stands between Valdicava's Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino bottle designations (the former requiring more time before release).

Dark, wild cherry, fresh tobacco leaf, wildflower, porcini, sweet spice, floral notes, and strawberry are supported by hearty, balanced tannins. Secondary notes of fresh saddle leather, eucalyptus, and raspberry showcase the depth of Valdicava's Rosso di Montalcino.

And, while most Rossos use the estate's younger vines, Valdicava does not. You will not find a better value Rosso di Montalcino, especially in this vintage.

Forget that Valdicava is one of the top five Brunello producers in Montalcino. Forget that the grapes are grown biodynamically.  These are niceties.  With an outstanding 2018 growing season, this Rosso bests most Brunellos in any vintage.  Period.

Quantities are limited.  

Enjoy!

$47.95 per bottle / $575.40 per case

Summary


THE MERCHANT'S MARK

97 / 100

Dark, wild cherry, fresh tobacco leaf, wildflower, porcini, sweet spice, floral notes, and strawberry are supported by hearty, balanced tannins. Secondary notes of fresh saddle leather, eucalyptus, and raspberry showcase the depth of Valdicava's Rosso di Montalcino.  The 2018 Valdicava Rosso reminds us that not all Rossos are created equal.  


Product Details


Producer: Valdicava

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Sub Region: Rosso di Montalcino

Varietal: Sangiovese

Vintage: 2018

Size: 750ml

Code: W5243-3-1