Rosso di Montalcino 2021 comes from the same vineyards as Brunello. The winemakers at Casato Prime Donne, just before the harvest, divide the vineyards into small plots, by tasting the grapes. Those to be used for the Rosso di Montalcino must have a good component of polyphenols and potential alcohol but lower than those that will produce the wine destined for long aging. Rosso di Montalcino must in fact give satisfaction to those who drink it in the first years of life.
In Montalcino, for the first time, there have been 3 extraordinary harvests 2019, 2020 and 2021 one after the other. Never before has there been such a favorable sequence. A great gift for winemakers but also a great challenge because the three vintages had very different characteristics and therefore had to be interpreted in a different way.
At the time of harvest, the grapes were very small, perfectly ripe and with totally lignified seeds. They gave rise to colourful and fragrant musts with the typical crunchiness of the great Sangiovese vintages.
The label depicts three doves flying out of the coat of arms. They symbolize Donatella Cinelli Colombini, her husband Carlo and her daughter Violante, the family that owns the Casato Prime Donne winery where the grapes for this wine were born, where it was vinified and aged in cask. It is in fact a “family wine”.
The total production of this wine for 2021 is of about 20.000 bottles.