La Palazzetta Rosso di Montalcino La Palazzetta Rosso di Montalcino La Palazzetta Rosso di Montalcino Download PDF

Winery La Palazzetta
Farming Practicesorganic practicies
Soilsstony soil
Year Vines Were Plantedaverage 2000
Fermentationmaceration over 20 days / fermentation finished in barrel
Maturation15 months in French oak (50% is new)
Item NoIT750
Bottle Case12
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
La Palazzetta Rosso di Montalcino

La Palazzetta is a small family run winery, with 18 hectares of vineyards that are situated on the south-eastern edge of Montalcino in the tiny village of Castelnuovo dell'Abate. Cultivating his vineyards organically, Flavio Fanti is a traditionalist who somewhat straddles the fence. While only utilizing large Slovenian and French oak for his Brunello, he chooses to use various size barrique for his rosso in order to create a wine that is characteristic of Sangiovese Grosso, but incredibly approachable upon release.

Beginning with fruit that is ripe and mature Flavio makes Brunello wines that are big in structure, powerful and pure. Staying true to Tuscany, he favors Sangiovese while avoiding international varieties, and now that his daughter Tea has recently completed her Doctorate in Oenology, they work together in the cellar, ensuring that this winery remains a family affair.