IGT Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon "Il Rospo"

2019
Italy
Tuscany

100% Cabernet Sauvignon. From a one-hectare parcel of 25-year-old vines in the original Montesecondo estate vineyard, which is a lower-altitude, warmer, gently sloped site with heavier clay-limestone soils in the town of Cerbaia. The bunches are harvested by hand and destemmed with the berries left whole. Fermentation is spontaneous with indigenous yeasts and without sulfur in concrete tanks. Maceration is only 4-6 days and no extractive techniques like punchdowns are employed. The wine is bottled without fining or filtration and with a small amount of sulfur. “Rospo” is Italian for the “toad” which graces all Montesecondo labels.

90 points
"Montesecondo's 2019 Il Rospo is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that spent a year in cement. A bold, pungent wine, the 2019 is super-expressive, but also very much on the eccentric side of things. Readers looking to try something new will surely find that here. "
Antonio Galloni,
Vinous Media
September 2021

SKU/Code: 
DB0656-19
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Cabernet Sauvignon
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic