Rosso di Montalcino Sorgente
At Podere Salicutti, in the Montalcino commune of Tuscany, Francesco Leanza has been making wine with humility, maturity, and conviction for nearly 25 years. As the first organically certified estate in Montalcino, Salicutti prides itself on wines that showcase the uninhibited brilliance of its terroir. The Sangiovese vineyards comprise four hectares of the 11-hectare estate and are cultivated and harvested exclusively by hand. Leanza maintains his unwavering commitment to natural winemaking, now in partnership with the new owners: the Eichbauer family, who bought the estate from him in 2016 under the condition that he stay on as head winemaker. Leanza’s focus on fostering typicity and the fullest expression of Podere Salicutti’s strengths results in uniquely beautiful and complex wines that never fail to delight.
“Gently spiced, floral notes add nuance in a brilliant, captivating Rosso that shows just what is possible with Sangiovese in Montalcino. The pliant, inviting finish with its expressive red cherry, plum and floral notes, only adds to the wine’s captivating appeal.
Manual harvest, mechanical destemming.
Spontaneous fermentation with autochthonous yeast and in stainless steel vats, automatic temperature control system via water circulation. 12-21 days maceration. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation.
Aged 18 months in 130 gallons tonneaux barrels made of French oak (20% new barrels), followed by six months in the bottle before the wine is marketed.