Montepeloso A Quo Rosso

Montepeloso

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Snapshot
Vintage: 2014
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Appellation: IGT Toscana
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Red Blend
Varietal notes: 30% Montepulciano, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 %Sangiovese, 10% Marselan and 10% Alicante
Biodynamic: Practicing
Vineyard: From Montepeloso's vineyards in the Suvereto, Maremma, Tuscany.
Orientation: 50-100m in elevation.
Soil: Lime-rich petrified clay and silex.
Viticulture: Hand-harvested. Average yields are less than 40HL per hectare.
Vinification: Grapes are 100% destemmed. Unfiltered.
Aging: Four months in second passage barriques.
Production: about 2,500 cases.
Ratings
Publication: Vinous
Rating: (88-89)
just before bottling, the 2014 A Quo offers lovely depth for the vintage. Dark red cherry, plum, tobacco and leather are nicely pushed forward. The 2014 shows the understated style of the vintage, but there is good depth and fine balance for the year.
Publication: Other Press
Rating: 92 (JS)
Plenty of ripe fruit for a cool vintage with fresh mint and thyme undertones to the citrus and berry character. Medium body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Focused and pretty. Drink or hold.