Siro Pacenti Rosso di Montalcino 2014


SKU 13859


'Siro Pacenti wines are of the very highest level, and I can't recommend them highly enough...' raved Wine Advocate June 2009. Giancarlo Pacenti is a young Montalcinese who is a staunch proponent of a modern approach to making Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino. His fame has grown over the last decade in the press and among consumers. Pacenti, who took over his family's estate in 1988, ages his wines entirely in small barriques, versus the larger barrels which are common in Montalcino. He aims to make clean, rich and intense wines to compete with the best wines in the world. His fruit is sourced from two family-owned vineyards in different areas of Montalcino: one to the NE of town, where the vineyards provide fragrance, silkiness and soft tannins; and the other in the warmer SW area near Sant'Angelo in Colle, known for full-bodied, powerful and structured wines. This combination of terroir gives his wines balance, richness and beauty.

Rosso di Montalcino is typically made from the younger vines of the Sangiovese Grosso, which also make each estate's Brunello wines. Therefore, Rosso di Montalcino has earned the nickname of 'baby Brunello.' Also, Rosso di Montalcinos spend less time in wood compared to Brunello di Montalcino, and are perfect for more simple meals of classic Tuscan fare.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Rosso di Montalcino
Brand Siro Pacenti
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • wa89+

Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Rosso di Montalcino is much more than your standard Rosso. Ironically, this wine has benefit from the difficult vintage because fruit that was earmarked for Brunello was put here instead. The wine opens to a dark and richly saturated color and good aromatic intensity. The bouquet shows elements of black cherry, spice and tobacco. The wine is smooth and silky in texture. If you are looking for value from Montalcino, this wine delivers it in spades.

Monica Larner, March 2016
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorThe cherry fruit in this fresh red is ripe, with accents of graphite and spice. Stays firm, elegant and moderately long. Drink now through 2019. 2,500 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, 2017