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Go-To-Wine Tuesday: Talenti Rosso di Montalcino 2012

Posted on | November 25, 2014 | Written by Camacho Vidal | No Comments

RD8162-2Talenti has always been one of my favorite producers. When I first came to IWM it was through Talenti that I really got to know Brunello. Its quality and price point allows you to really enjoy Brunello without spending lots of money.  People say that if Biondi-Santi embodies the epic story and elitist of Brunello di Montalcino, Pierluigi Talenti is the methodical manufacturer of the wine, and the symbol of its economic miracle of the.  Pierluigi Talenti purchased some property and started the winery in 1980; he was originally from Romagna and had lived in Toscana since the 1950. His experience and thorough research on viticultural clones in the Montalcino region, along with his respect for tradition, enabled him to reach exceedingly high levels of quality and allowed for him to become one of the protagonists of the modern revival of Brunello.

While in Italy, I got to experience the Talenti Rosso di Montalcino 2012, and it was awesome. A beautiful ruby color in the glass, this ’12 shows loads of bright red fruit mingled with violets and notes of cherry and plum. With some twirling of the glass, some nice herbal and earth notes begin to emerge, leading to a silky smooth palate with balanced acidity, soft minerality and a nice, tart, and earthy lingering finish. You would think that a Rosso di Montalcino would only pair well with a red pasta sauce or nice pizza, but this Rosso is amazingly versatile, and priced at $25, it’s a wine that’s easy to enjoy early and often.

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