The Costanti family has owned this 10 hectare estate for over 200 years. Andrea Costanti inherited it from his uncle in the mid-1980s, and has worked hard to take it to its current position as one of the very best in Montalcino.
The style is characterised by a striking elegance and intensity, combining the power of Montalcino with the elegance that comes from vineyards situated at a high altitude in the northern part of the zone. The vineyards are planted over 400 metres above sea level, on galestro soil that is typical of the area. This friable rock soil is also found in Chianti Classico, and is particularly suited to the production of top-quality Sangiovese.
The Rosso is elegant yet intense, a wonderful introduction to the Costanti style. The â€˜Vermiglioâ€™, a recent addition to the range, is another level of Rosso di Montalcino. In many ways closer to the Brunello in style, it manages to fill this intermediate space beautifully. The Brunello has wonderful elegance and balance with good concentration and silky tannins.
The vineyards are planted on galestro soil and are situated at a high altitude of between 310 - 440 metres above sea level. The Sangiovese vines range from 6 to 25 years old.
Harvest began in the first week of October. Fermentation took place on the skins in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature and lasted two weeks. Malolactic fermentation also took place in tank. The wine was then aged for 12 months in large French oak barrels of 5 hectolitres before being bottled.
Bright ruby red in colour. On the nose, there are vibrant aromas of fresh raspberries and red cherries. Soft tannins and a lovely fresh acidity on the palate lead to a lingering floral finish.