Alberello Rosso di Montalcino
100% Sangiovese Grosso. 2015 is the first vintage in which Fonterenza singled out this parcel from its original Rosso di Montalcino bottling. Since having grafted new Sangiovese vines in this particular plot in 2005 and trained them in an alberello style on wires, the Padovani sisters have felt that it is a unique expression of Sangiovese. Like the other Rosso plots, it is farmed organically and harvested by hand, with much lower yields due to the alberello training. The fruit is destemme and fermented with native yeasts in steel tank with a 15-20-day maceration. The Alberello gets less barrel age than the regular Rosso: the aging is a total of 20 months, with most of that in steel tank followed by a few months in Slavonian oak botti. Bottled without filtration in September 2017.