The Organic Montecucco Rosso Riserva 2018 is a highly intriguing wine: full and juicy, a drink of great contrast and flavor, with airy, defined aromas that summon fresh cherry and pepper.
The bouquet is savory yet slightly restrained in its youthful state, as notes of crushed raspberry give way to peppery floral and herbal tones, with a hint of spiced orange. On the palate, silky textures flood the senses with pure cherry and wild berry, as saline-minerals and fine tannins slowly settle in, kept lively through balanced acidity. The finish is long and structured with saturating dried red fruits resonating, turning more toward the savory spectrum, as youthful tannins clench the senses. Lively on the palate, nice core of ripe cherry fruit, sturdy and with drive, persistent with a slight drying on the finish.The 2018 Colle Massari Montecucco Rosso Riserva is a blend of 80% Sangiovese with equal parts Ciliegiolo and Cabernet Sauvignon. It's classic in every way and geared up for a long stay in the cellar. Drinking window: 2023-2035.
Aged 18 months in oak barrels and barriques, half new, remainder second and third use. Matured one year in bottle before release
Montecucco is located between Montalcino, and Scansano, and benefits from microclimates similar to both of those regions. The Castello ColleMassari winery is located in Cinigiano in the foothills of Monte Amiata, about 1050ft above sea level.
92/100 Wine Spectator
As does the winemaker, we too recommend decanting the 2018 for 1 hour to 1.5 hours