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La Rasina, Italy

La Rasina Sangiovese, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Italy

La Rasina Sangiovese, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Italy

Tuscan Elegance: A Journey through La Rasina's Mastery

History and Pedigree: A Legacy Cultivated Over Decades

La Rasina, nestled in the heart of Tuscany's esteemed Montalcino region, embarks on its vinous journey in the 1970s, initiated by Santi Mantengoli. In the late 1980s, under the visionary guidance of Vasco Mantengoli, the estate's focus sharpened toward winemaking, aligning with Montalcino's rapid evolution in viticulture and enology. Today, Marco Mantengoli, equipped with modern technology and a treasure trove of knowledge passed down by his father, propels La Rasina into the future, maintaining its revered status and dedication to quality.

Production Highlights: An Ode to Organic Excellence

The 2017 La Rasina Brunello di Montalcino, a testament to organic farming practices, is a product of meticulous grape selection, from vineyard to cellar, adhering to the strict regulations of the Consortium of Producers. This vintage is a harmonious expression of a hot year, skillfully avoiding the pitfalls of over-ripeness to present a Brunello that is both dense and accessible, ready to enchant straight from the bottle.

Product Details:

  • Type: D.O.C.G.
  • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese (Brunello)
  • Barrel Aging: 24 months in oak barrels
  • Bottle Aging: 6 months
  • Production: 28,000 bottles
  • Color: Ruby red
  • ABV: Not specified, but characteristically around 14-15%

Sensory Perception:

A ruby red gem that unfolds a bouquet of spice, liquored fruit, and tea leaves, leading to a palate graced with robust and persistent flavors. Its texture is deep and silky, with lingering tannins that promise a sensual journey.

Pairings and Occasions:

This authentic meditation wine Brunello demands contemplation, ideally after breathing for two hours, to ensure perfect oxygenation. Pair it with red meats, game, roasts, and aged cheeses, or indulge in a culinary adventure with a Mediterranean rack of lamb, NY strip, or mushroom risotto. Whether celebrating milestones or savoring quiet moments, La Rasina Brunello transforms each sip into an occasion.

A Toast to Enduring Quality:

With professional accolades like 92 points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate and James Suckling, La Rasina's Brunello di Montalcino stands as a beacon of quality and tradition. It's a richer, more voluptuous iteration of Sangiovese that reflects the warmth of the 2017 vintage without compromising the elegance and finesse Montalcino is known for. This Brunello not only honors the legacy of the Mantengoli family but also invites connoisseurs and novices alike to explore the depth and complexity of Tuscan winemaking.

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