Rosso di Montefalco- Il Torrione Mascherone 2011

£10.5

A robust Sangiovese blend from a little known family winery in Umbria.

It is deep ruby red in appearance. It has a pleasant nose of ripe red plums, dried flowers, spicy pink pepper, cured tobacco, and earthy aromas. A savoury palate with robust structure and firm tannins; the warm alcohol is perfectly balanced by the fruit flavours and the acidity. It has a medium spicy and toasty finish.

The combination of acidity and toasty aromas make this wine a good pairing for smoked cured meats, and the firm and persistent tannins perfectly balance the succulence of a beef and potato stew.

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Grape varieties
Sangiovese 95%, Sagrantino 5%
Label
Mascherone Rosso
Region
Umbria
Winery
Azienda Agricola Il Torrione
Style
Red
Quality rating
IGT
Vintage
2011
Residual sugar
2 g/l
Alcohol
13.5%

Vineyard

Climate
In the heart of Central Italy, Umbria is landlocked, sheltered by the Apennine mountains. Continental climate with long cold winters and hot dry summers.
Soil
Well drained soils of limestone, chalk, and volcanic sediments.

Winemaking

Winemaking
Natural fermentation at controlled temperature for 14 days, and then malolactic fermentation.
Ageing
12 months ageing both in neutral vessels and in large oak casks. No clarification or filtering.

Best at...

Service temperature
16˚C
When to drink
Ready to drink now, but can age for up to 7-10 years