Baricci

Rosso di Montalcino Montosoli DOC

Rosso di Montalcino Montosoli DOC
Italy

Red Wine100% Sangiovese
  • Tasting Notes
  • Pairs With
    Cheese (Hard)
    Pasta
  • ColorDeep ruby red color
  • NoseThe bouquet on the nose is rich and complex with aromas of violets, red berries, such as raspberry and red currant, and a fresh hint of red orange.
    Orange, Mandarinorange
    Raspberryraspberry
    Redcurrantredcurrant
  • FlavorOn the palate it is dry, fresh, full- bodied with smooth tannins. Very long and tasty finish, with a pleasant minerality and flavors of violets and berries.

Tuscany At a Glance

Region Name Tuscany

Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Super Tuscans from Bolgheri are some of the world’s most famous wines and are adored by collectors, and they all hail from the gorgeous region of Tuscany.

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2020 Vinous Media 91 Jan 2022 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2020 Wine Advocate 89 Feb 2022 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2019 Vinous Media 92 Jan 2022 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2018 Vinous Media 93 Jan 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2018 Vinous Media 93 Apr 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2018 Wine Spectator 89 Sep 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 Wine Enthusiast 91 Jul 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 Wine Spectator 89 Nov 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 Wine Advocate 89 Jul 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 91 Vintage 2020 Vinous Media A vivid mix of wild strawberries, roses, hints of cinnamon and crushed rocks captivates as the 2020 Rosso di Montalcino comes to life in the glass. This is silky and refined, with depths of ripe cherry-berry fruits laced with minerals and spice that creates a sweet and sour interplay. The medium-length finish resonates on red currants and inner floral perfumes, as well as a gentle tug of tannin. This doesn't impress on power or prestige, but instead on purity, refinement and sheer drinkability. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 89 Vintage 2020 Wine Advocate The vineyard name Montosoli is printed on the front label of this bottle, although I don't think it is part of the wine's official name. Fruit for the Baricci 2020 Rosso di Montalcino definitely comes from this celebrated subzone of the appellation. This wine shows some blackcurrant and baked fruit with earthy and dusty notes that recall mineral-rich soils. There is candied rose and strawberry that underlines the heat of the vintage. No doubt, Baricci Colombaio Montosoli (this is the full name of the estate) is blessed with one of the best growing sites in the Brunello appellation. The vineyard is spectacular, with views of the medieval Montalcino skyline in the distance and open plains of sun-lit exposures. This is one of a handful of wineries located in the Montosoli subzone, with its special well-draining mix of marl and galestro soils. Ancient marina fossils are often found here. The area also enjoys steep diurnal shifts, making for fresh wines with lifted, fragrant aromas. Federico Buffi and his family recently completed construction on a winery overhaul. Located a few steps away from the best vineyard sites, the old winery was cramped and needed updating, especially in the fermentation area. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 92 Vintage 2019 Vinous Media The 2019 Rosso di Montalcino lifts up with rosy florals and herbal-tinged strawberries contrasted by wet stone mineral tones and a hint of leather strap. It’s soft and fleshy in feel yet balanced by brisk acids and a mix of both sweet and savory spice. There’s so much pent-up energy and tension to this spicy Rosso, which tapers off with cheek-puckering, tart berries. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2018 Vinous Media The 2018 Rosso di Montalcino lifts up with a dark and layered bouquet of dusty roses and smoky minerals, giving way to blackberry, plum and exotic spice. It’s silky and pliant in feel, with depths of ripe red and black fruits offset by cooling mineral tones, while turning more savory and floral toward the close. Round tannins coat the senses under a display of violet florals and lavender. This is a Rosso that dreams of being a Brunello; cellar it for another year or two, and reap the rewards. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2018 Vinous Media Bright red. Highly perfumed nose offers red cherry, rose petal, violet, tobacco and earth tones, with blood orange nuances providing added lift. Juicy, spicy and sweet, with very concentrated, multifaceted flavours of sour cherry, liquid stones, and candied violet. Harmonious, vibrant acidity lifts and extends the flavors on the supple yet firm finish. Approachable now but structured to age, this exceptionally well-balanced, pure, concentrated wine may well be the best Rosso di Montalcino of the vintage. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 89 Vintage 2018 Wine Spectator A taut, burly style, whose firm tannins put a strong grip on the cherry and berry flavors. Old school, with flashes of iron, earth and tobacco. Drink now through 2024. 1,500 cases made, 100 cases imported.  Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 91 Vintage 2017 Wine Enthusiast Mature berry, sunbaked earth, underbrush and eucalyptus aromas lift out of the glass along with whiffs of clove. On the full-bodied palate, taut, polished tannins support fleshy black cherry, ripe cranberry and a hint of dried herbs. Best 2020–2022. KERIN O’KEEFE Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 89 Vintage 2017 Wine Spectator Ripe and supple, featuring plum, earth, spice and tobacco flavors that meld with the moderately firm structure. Shows fine balance and length overall. Drink now through 2024. 1,375 cases made, 100 cases imported. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 89 Vintage 2017 Wine Advocate Founded in 1968, the historic Baricci estate is celebrating its 50th anniversary with this set of new releases. The 2017 Rosso di Montalcino impresses for its freshness and purity. There are no overt signs of the hot vintage other than the slightly darker color. Fruit for this wine comes from the property's lower-elevation vineyards but careful canopy management allowed for extra shade to protect the clusters from the scorching summer heat. The fruit is well-balanced with cherry and blackberry, and the alcohol is nicely contained. Shelf Talker Full Page Review