Padelletti Rosso di Montalcino 2019
Of the Padelletti’s six total hectares planted, two hectares are devoted entirely to the production of Rosso di Montalcino. The maceration for the Rosso is at a minimum 14 days but can be up to 21 days, depending on the character of the vintage. It is aged for six to twelve months in large French oak barrels.
In today’s crazy world of Brunello mania, a lot of folks don’t realize that the serene Padelletti winery on the north side of Montalcino village is one of the places that it all began.
Not only was Raffaello Padelletti (1837-1900) one of the fathers of modern Brunello as we know it today. But he was also the first to bring international recognition to the appellation and is credited with having produced and bottled what is believed to be the oldest Brunello di Montalcino (not the other legacy winery that is often mentioned as having been the first to produce Brunello).
Montalcino is a small town and even today, its leading families still can trace their roots or have some familial connection, often by marriage, to this storied clan.
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