Cosimi. Rosso di Montalcino 'Il Poggiolo Sassello'
Rosso di Montalcino DOCG
I had the chance to try the 2015 Brunello against the Rosso in October (2021), the Brunello has that lovely rich, floral cherry fruit, the Sassello is fresher, less bass, beautifully fine, almost fagile by comparison, a very attractive wine.
A sure footed Rosso with damson and deep black cherry fruit on the nose and palate, the intensity is just right, tannins are ripe and elegant, a beautifully balanced wine. 14%
Rudi consistently makes traditional and correct Rosso di Montalcino, entirely from Sangiovese, aged in barrique for twelve months. It is fined with egg whites and bottled without filtration.
Typically this is a wine that mirrors the vintage with honesty and confidence, for example in 2002 when many Rosso di Montalcino tasted more like right bank Bordeaux this wine was spot on, charming, light and fresh.