Campo ai Sassi Rosso

CastelGiocondo Campo ai Sassi Rosso of Montalcino Italian red wine

Campo ai Sassi Rosso di Montalcino displays the same characteristics as Brunello, but in a more youthful, less complicated manner. It is produced from the same grape, sangiovese, but younger vineyards yield wines that are aromatic and elegant, and less tannic than Brunello. The wine is matured and refined for a year in oak barriques and a further 4 months in the bottle.

The color is a intense ruby red, the aroma is a fruity mix of raspberries and blackberries, on the palate it is rich and harmonic.

Tasting Notes
A lovely, deep ruby color. It shows crisp-edged aromas, with initial dried plum fragrances yielding to more minerally impressions and suggestions of tanned leather. Campo ai Sassi boasts a firmly structured palate, with an impressive balance between tannins and the other components. It has a long, vivacious finale.
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Food Pairing Suggestions
Egg-pasta dishes such as pappardelle in hare sauce, or with boar, or with any red meat, whether steak or stews.
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Ratings & Reviews
2005 Vintage
87 points - Wine Spectator, August 31 2007