A Cru born in 1974 and produced only in the best years with Sangiovese grapes from the homonymous vineyard 400m
above sealevel. An intense wine with grand aromas and along, noble persistence, Montesodi has always been considered
the best expression of Sangiovese del Castello Nipozzano
In 2015, the ripening of the grapes was excellent thanks to the long summer, the high temperatures and the favourable
climate. Winter made an appearance only in the second week of February, slowing down the plants’ awakening by about
ten days. Spring began in earnest on March 21. The flowering phase was favoured by the alternating sunny and mild days,
and lower than average rainfall when compared to the previous five years. Summer will be remembered as one of the
warmest and sunniest of the past decade. July, in particular, was noteworthy for reaching temperatures above 30°C with
very little rainfall. The beneficial rains of the first week of August once again modified the season’s rhythm, leading to a
Sangiovese being harvested before the last rainfall of the beginning of October.
Origin: Castello Nipozzano
Altimetry: 400 m (1312 feet)
Surface: 18 hectares
Soil typology: Dry and rocky limestone, calcareous clay, well drained and poor in organic substances.
Plant density: 5,850 vines per hectare
Vineyard age: More than 20 years
Wine Variety: Sangiovese
Alcohol content: 14,50%
Maceration Time: 30 days
Malolactic Fermentation: Immediately following initial fermentation
Ageing containers: Large Austrian and French 30hl ovals
Ageing time: 18 months in oak and 6 months in the bottle
Montesodi 2015: ruby red, with garnet reflections. It appears intense, fres, mineral, with citrus scents, cherry blossoms,
violet. Corrispondence between gustatory and taste evalutation. Persistent, mineral, with atoasted and silky tannin. Note
of sour cherry in alcohol, hints of candied cedar and red orange. Hints of coffee powder, fruity notes of white-paste stone
fruit. Tasted in January 2018.
Wine pairing: Outstanding with grilled meats, and the ideal partner to bisteccaallafiorentina.