2020 Valdicava Rosso di Montalcino
What an angel! This entry-level wine from one of Montalcino’s most consistent producers is made from the estate’s younger vines, all of which are Brunello-designated. Enticing aromas of ripe red cherries and strawberries are framed in chalky, earthy notes. The palate brings in more succulent fruit and spice to the structured, full-body.
The 2020 Rosso di Montalcino is floral and finessed in the glass. A mix of peppery wildflowers and savory herbs gives way to dusty dried strawberries. It's graceful, nearly weightless on the palate, impressing with its sour cherry-berry fruits and mineral-tinged acids that create a lovely inner tension. The 2020 cleans up beautifully through the finale, crisp and almost saline in character, with rose tones and hints of licorice that resonate on. This is such a pretty expression of the vintage.