Montesecondo Il Rospo 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
REGION Tuscany, Italy
GRAPE Cabernet Sauvignon
Red Currant - Vibrant - Spicy
This is fresh, vibrant with lots of energy. It's raspberries and forest fruits on the nose with a deeper richer palate of spice and herbs. This has been aged in amphorae with 6 months on old oak allowing the fruit to do all the talking. Fresh, clean with a soft finish.
After several years working in New York City, Silvio Messana took over the Montesecondo estate from his father in 1999. Silvio's first vintage was in 2000, and the conversion to organic was certified in 2004. Montesecondo wines have come into conflict with the powers-that-be in Chianti Classico. While Silvio's methods in the vineyard and cellar yield what many consider pure, classically expressive wines; the way he gets there, and occasionally the results (higher acidity, lighter colour or darker colour, etc.) means that he can only bottle one Chianti Classico and the rest are labelled as IGT Toscana. His wines exhibit incredible freshness, with the ageing done in very old barrels or concrete tanks and clay amphora for his flagship wines.
CHEESE & FOOD PAIRING
Try this with a creamy blue cheese like Gorgonzola