Rosso di Montalcino is the oft-forgotten little brother of Brunello di Montalcino and is often far more accessible and vibrant than their big sibling. One of the absolute best producers of this wine is Conti Costanti. We’ve gathered three vintages (two bottles of each) for you to experience what this maestro of Montalcino has to offer.
Contains 2 bottles each of:
CONTI COSTANTI Rosso di Montalcino 2016
CONTI COSTANTI Rosso di Montalcino 2017
CONTI COSTANTI Rosso di Montalcino 2018
The 2017 Rosso di Montalcino is all class. Super-ripe red cherry, kirsch, rose petal, sweet spice, cedar and pipe tobacco are all given an extra kick of intensity in this decidedly boisterous, rich Rosso. I would give the 2017 another year or two to shed some baby fat. This is such a pretty, racy wine. Readers will find a Rosso that deftly balances the natural opulence of the year with a super-classic, translucent expression of Sangiovese.
93 points, Vinous (October 2019)
An impressive note of pure cherry is shaded by plum, almond and earth accents. Shows an underlying mineral element and the finish is long and solidly built.
90 points, Wine Spectator (October 2018)
Lustrous, dark ruby. Brooding and deep, but reluctant to open up fully. Compact palate of ripe, dark fruit. Lots of chewy tannins that are reminiscent of Nebbiolo, framing the youthful, minerally fruit. Serious stuff with plenty of potential and not ready yet.
17.5 points, JancisRobinson.com (December 2018)