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2018 Marchesi Antinori Rosso di Montalcino Pian delle Vigne

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February 5, 2023 - $32



92James Suckling

A creamy and finely crafted red with chocolate, walnut and cherry character. It’s medium-bodied with round, caressing tannins and a delicious finish.

91Vinous / IWC

...crushed black cherry and plum, yet opening to reveal sweet herbs and tobacco, with moist soil and hints of worn leather. On the palate, silky textures flood the senses with a mix of black and red berry fruits, enlivened by brisk acids, as sweet spices and minerals settle in. The finish is long, with a dark, alluring sweetness, as notes of spiced-black cherry and sweet floral tones slowly fade.

90Wine Spectator

Black cherry, blackberry, Mediterranean scrub, iron and tobacco flavors prevail in this dense, meaty red. Assertive tannins grip the finish for now.

90Wine Enthusiast

Aromas of wild berry and a whiff of ground clove form the subtle nose. On the fresh palate, notes of vanilla and star anise back up a juicy core of Morello cherry while polished tannins give smooth support.


Italy, Tuscany, Rosso di Montalcino

Rosso di Montalcino is a DOC than encompasses the exact same area as the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, the difference being that Rosso de Montalcinos require only one year of aging. Located in south central Tuscany below Chianti, the wines of Montalcino, both the DOC and the DOCG, are made of a Sangiovese clone called “brunello,” which means “little dark one,” a reference to the brown tones in the skin of the grape. Unlike some Tuscan appellations that allow other grapes to be blended with Sangiovese, appellation status Montalcinos are entirely Sangiovese. Montalcino itself is a picturesque, hill-top town not especially well known for wine production until the mid-19th century, when a local vineyard owner isolated the brunello clone and planted it. Other growers followed suit. Nevertheless it wasn’t until 1970s that wine enthusiasts started paying attention to Brunello di Montalcino, which by then was becoming an outstanding wine. Today there are 120 estates in the DOCG, up from about 25 estates in 1975.


Red Wine, Sangiovese, D.O.C.

This red grape is largely grown in central Italy. As the sole component or in a blend, it gives us Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino and Super Tuscans, among other favorites wines. The name is derived from the Latin for “blood of Jove.”