The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino is fresh, floral and lifted, which is to say very much in the style of this late-ripening vintage. Sweet tobacco, mint, leather, smoke and dark red stone fruits open up nicely in the glass. Although not quite as voluptuous as most editions, the 2013 has lovely energy and enough acidity to drink well for a number of years. This is a very pretty Rosso from Giancarlo Pacenti.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2021
Robert Parker 90
Showing a slightly more evolved style and a pinch of extra complexity, the 2013 Rosso di Montalcino is a standout wine for its category. Giancarlo Pacenti has done a terrific job with this Rosso. It shows dark fruit intensity with background tones of spice and leather. There is also a pretty mineral note that distinguishes this food-friendly Tuscan wine. Like the 2014 vintage, this wine drinks like more than a base red. Its taste profile puts it somewhere between a Rosso and a Brunello on the Montalcino spectrum.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2022