Armilla Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2018, Tuscany, Italy

Armilla is a family-owned estate winery in the Tavernelle area of south-west Montalcino in Tuscany, Italy. Its main wines are Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. In ancient Rome ‘armilla’ was a golden bracelet worn by men and women alike; however, ‘armilla’ also refers to a particular bracelet awarded to Roman soldiers for military merit on the field and worn on the left arm. Here, Armilla demonstrates a promise maintained to the man who created them and the ‘armilla’ is the symbol of continuity: from owner Silverio to Ofelia, from Silverio to his daughters, from Silverio to his grandchildren. Vineyards: Dry climate, ventilated thanks to sea winds. The land in here originates from the decomposition of rocks from the Eocene Period. Geologically speaking, the soil is composed of polygenic conglomerates with a prevalence of calcareous, siliceous and arenaceous elements more or less cemented and imbedded with sandy layers. Rich in minerals and with an average level of fertility, the soil is suitable for the cultivation of vineyards. Despite being a pure Sangiovese, this wine combines the longevity of the vine to its ready drinkability at a young age due to the cultivation of this noble grape variety on a ground which gives a looser more soft and silky tannins. The fruity, full of red berries, makes it suitable for prompt consumption. Vinification: Fermentation and maceration in steel tanks for about three weeks. After eighteen months of aging in oak barrels for 25 HL.