Tornesi Rosso da Tavola Il Canto del Cuculo 2015

Made from the youngest of vines and blended from his 3 vineyard sites, the fruit that does not make the Brunello or the Rosso, ends up in this stainless steel, fresh, vibrant and delicate expression of Sangiovese Grosso 100% made in Montalcino.

Details

Details

Tornesi is hallmark name in the historical Brunello town of Montalcino. As a family they have owned agricultural land in this area since the 1700's. A breed of true Tuscan farmers, farming organically, Maurizio Tornesi's is the epitome of a true, authentic and generous "contadino" (peasant). His wines speak from the heart of a superb vineyard site, located right in the town of Montalcino and right next to Biondi-Santi's 'Greppo' Estate. Increased exposure due to the steep terrain, as well as older vines (30-40) produce juicier and more generous wines than many of his competitors. The winery is family owned and still family run, with Maurizio and his 2 daughters. Aside from the classic Brunello Di Montalcino, the winery also produces a Rosso Di Montalcino DOC and a young, vibrant and fresh baby-rosso labelled as 'vino da tavola'. If Rosso Di Montalcino is a "baby Brunello", then Tornesi's "Canto Del Cuculo rosso" is none other than a "baby Rosso". Made from the youngest of vines and blended from his 3 vineyard sites, the fruit that does not make the Brunello or the Rosso, ends up in this stainless steel, fresh, vibrant and delicate expression of Sangiovese Grosso 100% made in Montalcino.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard organic
Winemaker Maurizio Tornesi
Producer Tornesi
Alcohol 14.00
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 2.20
Acidity (g/l) 4.80
Closure Cork
Cellar Potential Drink young.
Grape Variety 100% - Sangiovese
Body medium
Sweetness dry
region Tuscany

Region

Tuscany


Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to many of the nation's most popular wines, and a few of its most distinguished. The nine DOCGs include such famous names as Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and several different manifestations of Chianti.

In addition, there are thirty-three DOCs, which now include wines that were previously known as Super-Tuscans, and made in the Bordelaise style from French cultivars.

White wines include the dry Vernaccia from San Gimigniano, as well as the nobly sweet Vin Santo, produced from a number of possibly varieties. Viticulture predates the Common Era, and Tuscany has been exporting its wines since many centuries BCE.

Subregion

Montalcino


Montalcino is a commune in Tuscany, which is famous for its wine the Brunello di Montalcino. The town of Montalcino is a small medieval village located about 564 metres (1,850 ft) above sea level in the province of Siena.

Brunello is a diminutive of Bruno ("brown"), which is the name that was given to what was believed to be a local grape variety. But already at the end of the 19th century Siena's Amphelographic Commission determined that the grape was in fact San Giovese and not a distinct variety. The name remained and evolved into a regional designation.

In 1980, Brunello di Montalcino was awarded the first Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG).

Montalcino has one of the warmest and driest climates in Tuscany. Here Northern vineyards produce considerably racier and more aromatic wines than the hotter Southern vineyards and most of the top producers have vineyards of both exposures achieve the style of the house through blending the two.

A vast range in soils spans limestone, clay, marl, schist and volcanic soils and gives rise to a range of quality levels that have led to some arguing for a subzone classification on labels.

Vineyards in Montalcino are planted in varied soils-including limestone, clay, schist, volcanic soil and a crumbly marl known as galestro-at altitudes ranging from 149 m to 500 m. This diversity in terroir contributes to the vast range in quality and complexity of Brunello di Montalcino.

Brunello is made from 100% San Giovese. After extended marceration the wine spends a minimum of three years "in-botte"& dash large Slavonian oak casks that impart no oak flavor. Some producers use French oak instead, or a mix of the two.

SKU: 2622
$16.50