One of the iconic estates of Montalcino. This exudes class, so much poise and power. A beauty.
Stella di Campalto's Rosso is a really serious bottling. Each vintage a barrel of Brunello is declassified and released as Rosso di Montalcino. Extremely energetic with wonderful savoury, dusty spice balancing out a bouquet of sweet florals. The palate is positively sensual, with loads of pure cherry fruit and mineral drive.
Wine: STELLA DI CAMPALTO Rosso Di Montalcino 2014
Producer: Stella di Campalto
Region/Country: Tuscany, Italy
Production Method: Organic and biodynamic viticulture. Fermentation with natural yeasts in large wooden vats lasting one month. Aged 21 months in medium-sized oak followed by about 27 months in the bottle before release.
Style: Delicately spicy and herbal nuances complement red cherry and berries on the perfumed floral nose.
Pairing Suggestion: Grilled meats, Tuscan cuisine, pasta dishes
Stella di Campalto
Stella di Campalto’s estate, originally known as Podere San Giuseppe, was founded in 1910. It fell into abandonment during WWII and had been in an a state of near ruin since that time. In 1992, her family purchased the dilapidated estate and began to resuscitate the property. The estate is comprised of approximately thirteen and a half hectares in total, with five and a half currently committed under vine. The head of the family winery is the lovely Stella di Campalto, who has overseen the winemaking and viticulture since 1992. She has practiced certified organic farming here since 1996 and in 2002 began practicing biodynamic farming as well – becoming certified in 2005. The estate lies at the very southeast corner of the Montalcino zone, outside of Castelnuovo dell’Abate.