Tornesi Rosso di Montalcino 2013

A generous, fruit forward and juicy Sangiovese from Montalcino. Organic farming methods.



Portraying the true peasant philosophy of Maurizio Tornesi (minimal intervention, organic farming, indigenous yeasts...) this Rosso Di Montalcino hails from a generally steeper vineyard site in the center of the Montalcino appellation and right next to Biondi-Santi. Made with fruit that does not make the big-boy 'Brunello', the vineyard peculiarities produce a generous, fruit forward and juicy Sangiovese Grosso. The wine undergoes 6 months aging in new and neutral French barriques. The ROSSO DI MONTALCINO DOC of Tornesi is literally a fallback wine of the big-boy Brunello. Made from younger vineyards with slightly higher yields the wine showcases the exceptional and particularly exposed terroir of the Tornesi winery whilst developing less concentration and ripeness. This results in a lighter, rounder and less age requiring wine of immediate enjoyment. The wine undergoes a minimum aging in smaller barrels to round out the palate and add a layer of warm spice complexity above the classical Tornesi notes of bold Sangiovese Grosso (100%). In certain vintages like 2013, some of the left over fruit that does not make the Brunello Di Montalcino DOCG wine, ends up in this "baby Brunello" Rosso Di Montalcino DOC. 2013 for Southern Tuscany was a 4-star "old school" year, with grapes ripening later under a milder weather and producers overall intervened less, showcasing a more "hands off" and terroir driven wine.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard No
Winemaker Maurizio Tornesi
Producer Tornesi
Alcohol 13.50
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 1.20
Acidity (g/l) 5.30
Closure Cork
Cellar Potential Ready now this wine develop well and show best after three to six years
Grape Variety 100% - Sangiovese
Body medium
Sweetness dry
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.



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.

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