October Wine of the Month: 2014 Rosso di Montalcino
This is a very elegant, fresh wine, with silky soft tannins. Aged in oak for six months it has an intense ruby red colour. On the nose, classic aromas of blackberry and raspberry, which are well integrated with notes of vanilla and tobacco. The wine has a superb structure supported by a good acidity.
Campaperi took its name from a Tuscan mispronunciation of “field of pear trees”. Established at the end of the 19th Century in Tavernelle, a few kilometres from Montalcino, the farmhouse initially belonged to the Count of Argiano and was farmed as tenant property by the Ciacci family until 1952, when they purchased the property. The first vines were planted in the lates 1960s and are now managed by 4th generation Ciacci, Fabiano and his wife Valentina, a trained oenologist.
From our menu:
Rosso di Montalcino is perfectly matched with fish, meat and aged cheese. We recommend trying it with La cote de boeuf or with your cheese course.