2013 VIANDANTE MONTECUCCO RISERVA 2013
96 POINTS DECANTER MAGAZINE.
JUST IN VERY LIMITED QUANTIES FOR A TERRIFIC WINE WITH A STELLAR RATING
THE SEASON During the not particularly harsh winter, we set up pruning with a uniform and balanced load of buds to produce a traditional wine that combined aromatic nesse, structure and softness. The fresh and rainy spring postponed the physiological phases of the plants by about 10 - 15 days, stimulating in some vineyards a slight excess of vigor that we managed with targeted thinning and peeling on the bunches. Summer began with cool temperatures during the night and never reached critical levels for the metabolic activities of the plants, thus improving homogeneity during the ripening period and allowing to delay the harvest period.
TASTING NOTES Viandante 2013 frst appeals with its bright, rich ruby-red color. On the nose, fruity notes dominate, ranging from cherry, raspberry to blackberry and blackcurrant. Spicy tertiary notes as tobacco, leather and cacao emerge, due to the long ageing process. Tannins are ripe and well balanced. This classic, pure expression of Sangiovese impresses with its elegance, minerality, and its long, persistent fnish.
FOOD PAIRINGS It is a wine of great personality, which allows equally important combinations; its great drinkability makes it pleasant with strong taste seasoned cheeses. It is a natural companion of all red meats, roast feathered game, and important meat sauces, such as duck or rabbit sauce. It also accompanies well dishes of chitterlings such as liver or traditional Tuscan “crostini”. It is, however with the traditional “Fiorentina” steak that the combination becomes exciting. It is best served at a temperature of 18 ° C, in large wine glasses.