Vermiglio Rosso di Montalcino DOC
The noble Costanti family goes all the way back to the fifteenth century. One of several famous counts, Tito Costanti was a lawyer and winemaker, and was actually one of the very first to use the name Brunello for the celebrated Montalcino red. And the methods he used were strikingly similar to those used for Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino today. At present, the sole living descendant of the Sienese family, Andrea Costanti, carries the torch, strengthening the family’s reputation for making top wines with great innovation. His aim has always been to create elegant, complex and long-lasting wines that bring out the best of the terroir. Andrea achieved this by relying on his own excellent instinct for wine, and an in-depth knowledge of the terrain’s geological components. In time, these natural skills were perfected, so that he eventually styled the range together with enologist Vittorio Fiore.
The range has the unmistakable imprint of the Matrichese cru, yielding Brunellos of unparalleled elegance and complexity, with luscious, focused berry fruit, remarkable structure and exquisite balance.
From vineyards just outside Montalcino, about 310 and 440 meters (1,020-1,445 feet) above sea level above sea level with southwestern exposure and galestro soil.
The winery’s star Rosso di Montalcino. Vermiglio is an ancient Italian word made popular by the likes of Boccaccio and Dante Alighieri, used to describe a type of vibrant or bright red. Andrea Costanti’s Vermiglio Rosso di Montalcino certainly is vibrant and bright. It ages twelve months in tonneaux and twelve months in Slavonian oak barrels and is a wonderful addition to anyone’s cellar.
Wine exported to
Japan, Bermuda, USA, Canada, Australia
Most recent awards
- 2014 | Wine & Spirits92
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
Type of yeast:
16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F)
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Type of oak:
Allier and Slavonian
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Aging in bottle:
310 and 440 meters (1,020-1,445 feet) above sea level
4,400 vines per acre
Age of vines:
6-30 years old
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Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F).
A wonderful accompaniment to red meat, stews, complex dishes and aged cheese.
Up to 15 years
Alc. 14% by vol.
Andrea Costanti and Vittorio Fiore