Rosso di Montefalco- Il Torrione Mascherone 2011
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.
Sangiovese 95%, Sagrantino 5%
Azienda Agricola Il Torrione
In the heart of Central Italy, Umbria is landlocked, sheltered by the Apennine mountains. Continental climate with long cold winters and hot dry summers.
Well drained soils of limestone, chalk, and volcanic sediments.
Natural fermentation at controlled temperature for 14 days, and then malolactic fermentation.
12 months ageing both in neutral vessels and in large oak casks. No clarification or filtering.
When to drink
Ready to drink now, but can age for up to 7-10 years