• Rosso di Montalcino Leopoldo Franceschi
    D.O.C.

    This wine, produced in limited quantity, is the result of a special selection made by Leopoldo Franceschi, owner of Tenuta Il Poggione, from the winery's Rosso di Montalcino barrels.

    Rosso di Montalcino Leopoldo Franceschi ages in large barrels and barriques,  before being aged in the bottle.

    Wine of undisputed class and elegance, it has a deep ruby red colour, with aromas of red and dark berries, underwood and sweet spices. It is rich and complex on the palate, but elegant at the same time, with velvety tannins and a very persistant finish.

    Wine

    Rosso di Montalcino Leopoldo Franceschi

    Varietal

    100% Sangiovese

    Vintage

    2014

    Alcohol

    14,50%

    Source

    Estate vineyards, planted between 150 and 450 metres (490 - 1475 ft) above sea level.

    Vine training system

    Cordon spur and "doppio capovolto".

    Harvest

    By hand

    Vinification

    15 days "submerged cap" fermentation in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts at a controlled temperature 25/28 °C (77/82 F). Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel.

    Aging

    In French oak, followed by a long bottle aging.

    Tasting Notes

    Deep ruby red in colour, with aromas of red and dark berries, underwood and sweet spices. It is rich and complex on the palate, but elegant at the same time, with velvety tannins and a very persistant finish.

    Food Pairings

    Red meats, game, mature cheeses.

      vintage 2013

    92/100

    A polished and fresh red with dried berry and citrus undertone. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a crisp finish. Excellent Rosso di Montalcino. Drink now. 

      vintage 2013

    91/100

    The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino Leopoldo Franceschi is a bit richer and deeper than the straight Rosso, but the brightness of the vintage comes through just the same. Dark cherry, plum, spice, menthol and licorice add nuance to the textured, inviting finish. The Leopoldo Franceschi is a barrel selection made in the cellar and usually shows more oak influence than the straight Rosso. The 2013 is a big step up from the 2012 and absolutely delicious in its own right. Drinking window 2015-2025.

      vintage 2014

    91/100

    One of the best Rosso di Montalcinos of the vintage with orange peel, berry and light plum character. Medium body. Fruity and friendly finish. Drink now. 

    This wine, produced in limited quantity, is the result of a special selection made by Leopoldo Franceschi, owner of Tenuta Il Poggione, from the winery's Rosso di Montalcino barrels.

    Rosso di Montalcino Leopoldo Franceschi ages in large barrels and barriques,  before being aged in the bottle.

    Wine of undisputed class and elegance, it has a deep ruby red colour, with aromas of red and dark berries, underwood and sweet spices. It is rich and complex on the palate, but elegant at the same time, with velvety tannins and a very persistant finish.

    Wine

    Rosso di Montalcino Leopoldo Franceschi

    Varietal

    100% Sangiovese

    Vintage

    2013

    Alcohol

    14,50%

    Source

    Estate vineyards, planted between 150 and 450 metres (490 - 1475 ft) above sea level.

    Vine training system

    Cordon spur and "doppio capovolto".

    Harvest

    By hand

    Vinification

    15 days "submerged cap" fermentation in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts at a controlled temperature 25/28 °C (77/82 F). Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel.

    Aging

    In French oak, followed by a long bottle aging.

    Tasting Notes

    Deep ruby red in colour, with aromas of red and dark berries, underwood and sweet spices. It is rich and complex on the palate, but elegant at the same time, with velvety tannins and a very persistant finish.

    Food Pairings

    Red meats, game, mature cheeses.

      vintage 2013

    92/100

    A polished and fresh red with dried berry and citrus undertone. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a crisp finish. Excellent Rosso di Montalcino. Drink now. 

      vintage 2013

    91/100

    The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino Leopoldo Franceschi is a bit richer and deeper than the straight Rosso, but the brightness of the vintage comes through just the same. Dark cherry, plum, spice, menthol and licorice add nuance to the textured, inviting finish. The Leopoldo Franceschi is a barrel selection made in the cellar and usually shows more oak influence than the straight Rosso. The 2013 is a big step up from the 2012 and absolutely delicious in its own right. Drinking window 2015-2025.

      vintage 2014

    91/100

    One of the best Rosso di Montalcinos of the vintage with orange peel, berry and light plum character. Medium body. Fruity and friendly finish. Drink now.