2017 Rosso di Montalcino – good, but few highlights


A preview of Rosso di Montalcino 2017s supplemented by reviews of some late-released 2016s. Walter took this picture from Biondi Santi's Tenuta Greppo. Look out for his report on this visit to Biondi Santi to be published soon. 

It would be wrong to conclude from the title that the 2017 Rosso di Montalcinos aren’t worth the attention of wine lovers, but after having tasted 70 samples from this super-hot vintage, my conclusion is similar to what I felt about the Chianti Classico 2017s after tasting them in February: they are generally good but there are few great highlights. What struck...