Siro Pacenti Rosso di Montalcino 2019
Siro Pacenti started this eponymous estate in 1970 with the purchase of a five-hectare vineyard in the Canalicchio district just to the north of Montalcino.
Giancarlo insists on new oak for reasons of cleanliness: he emphatically does not want vanilla or clove flavors in his wines. The wood for his barrels is seasoned at least twenty years and barrels are given a very light toast. The Brunelli are bottled after 2 years in barrel to preserve freshness and avoid excessive oak influence (the Rosso spends 1 year in barrel). The vines are at least 15 years old for the Rosso di Montalcino, over 25 for the Brunello Pelagrilli, and 40+ for the Vecchie Vigne. All the fruit is harvested by hand and optically sorted.