Tornesi Rosso da Tavola Il Canto del Cuculo 2019
The newest label from this historic Montalcino family. The youngest vines from 3 estate sites that do not go into the Brunello or Rosso are vinified in stainless steel as a fresh, vibrant and delicate expression of Sangiovese Grosso.
The Tornesi family has owned their estate, known as Le Benducce, since 1750, long before Brunello di Montalcino became known as a wine, before Italy became a unified nation. Today Le Benducce is run by Maurizio, his wife and his daughters and is comprised of both vines and olives. It sits at 500m elevation, close to the famed vineyards of Biondi-Santi. The steep vineyards benefit not only from higher elevation but also excellent orientation, providing a fantastic acidic core and intense aromatics to complement the natural structure and ripeness of the fruit. Organic farming methods are employed, vineyards are worked by hand, yield-reduction is a primary tenet as well as high density planting.