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    Conti Costanti Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2017 0.75 L

    Conti Costanti

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    DESCRIPTION:

    Colour: it has a beautiful intense ruby ​​red and full of sight.
    Smell: first offers fruity hints of dark cherries and plums, to which are added floral tones of violet and lavender, spicy notes of cloves and balsamic nuances.
    Taste: Energetic and powerful the sip, warm and long in persistence.
    Grapes: Sangiovese 100%
    Pairings: Ideale per accompagnare la cucina di terra; lo suggeriamo con i pinci al ragù di carne.
    Alcohol: 14% vol

    After fermentation of two weeks in contact with the skins, it matures for a year in Allier oak tonneau. The result is a fragrant and fruity Red for what concerns the olfactory profile, full-bodied but easy to drink on the palate. It is balanced and quite pleasant to accompany full earthen meals.

     

    THE CELLAR:

    Since the 15th century, the noble Sienese dynasty of the Constants has been linked to the history of Montalcino; the family has always been dedicated to agriculture and viticulture. Since 1983 Andrea Costanti has held the reins of the company, managing a territory that extends over twenty-five hectares, of which ten are planted with vineyards. Among the rows, the vine variety of Sangiovese obviously dominates, flanked by a small percentage of Merlot and Cabernet. In the cellar, vinification and aging are carried out following ancient traditions, so that, year after year, elegant and rigorous labels are produced at the same time. Wines, those of the Conti Costanti, which punctually offer a characteristic and recognizable trait, capable of exalting themselves when the season is propitious.

     

    CONTI COSTANTI'S HISTORY:

    The "Costanti", Sienese patricians of the 15th century, appear in the history of Montalcino with the epic events that led to the creation of the Republic of Siena in the Ilcinese land, in the year 1555; in fact they are among the 242 Sienese families that on 21 April of that year, together with 435 families of the people, turned towards Montalcino intolerant of the impending dominion of the Guelph Florence, in the hope of erecting a last stronghold of Sienese independence. The last documentary trace of the Constants in Siena is represented by the coat of arms of Giovanni, jurisconsult, magnificent rector of the university in 1506 (the coat of arms is still preserved in the rectorate building). Scipione Costanti stands out for his heroism in defending the city of Montalcino; his son, Marco Antonio, born in June 1549, lives his first years in the midst of the tragic events that accompany the capitulation of the republic of Siena in Montalcino; in his "Commentaires" the commander of the French militias Blaise de Montluc, ally of the Sienese, tells us about his daily habit of rubbing his pale and gaunt face with Montalcino wine, already known since then for its powerful structure and deep color in order to reassure the people about their state of health, tried by the deprivations of those sieges. In 1559, Panfilo dell'Oca hands over the keys of the city to the Florentines and the Spaniards, it is the end of the Republic, but the Constants decide to stay in Montalcino where they come into possession of vast estates; from that moment on, the history of the Costanti family merged with that of the Chinese town and its oenology. The only exception are the brothers Crescenzio and Carlo Costanti who, for the merits reported in the course of 11 battles at sea and 6 on land, were awarded the title of "Counts with right in descendants" in the year 1711. Less warlike is the life of the successive generations of the Constants in Montalcino, who now shine for the "battles" and successes in the agricultural field, all dedicated to the cultivation of the large lands they had in concession and acquired with good local marriages, lands ranging from from Colle al Matrichese to the Castello di Bibbiano up to Sovignano, a few kilometers from Siena. A second Crescenzio Costanti attentive and esteemed winemaker, who used to make frequent trips to France for the purpose of oenological updating (his portrait is still preserved today at Colle al Matrichese), digging his new vineyard in the hills towards the middle of 1700, in an impervious and stony area (where he said the wine was better) he discovered Etruscan antiquities, writing an important page of Montalcino archeology (the episode is reported by Tullio Canali, 1700, Historical news of the city of Montalcino). But what is most interesting today is that in the "archeology" of Brunello di Montalcino, a wine now more than a hundred years old, the name of Tito Costanti, count and lawyer, also clearly engaged in the liberal professions as was the custom of his century, appears clearly; together with other Montalcino producers, the first traces of the name "Brunello" and the wines of Montalcino date back to him. In August 1870, Tito Costanti presented under this name at the Wine Exhibition of the province of Siena, a wine (with an alcohol content of 14 degrees) produced in the 1865 harvest; it is surprising how in the oenological creations of Tito Costanti the content of the current production disciplinary of the Brunello D.O.C.G and Rosso di Montalcino D.O.C. wines was already outlined. In fact Tito, on the aforementioned occasion, presented a first 5 year old wine, called Brunello, and another wine, produced in the year 1869 (which he still calls Brunello) that he still considered worthy of this name even if only a year old. The dedication to Brunello, with a true primogeniture identity, characterizes the work of the Constants up to Emilo, doctor and winemaker, to whom we owe the expansion of the marketing of the Colle al Matrichese wine; in fact, until the early 1960s this wine enjoyed a reputation of almost absolute unavailability, if not for a small, selected circle of friends and some foreigners who loved the most hidden crus. Since then the Brunello Costanti, who until then had circulated almost exclusively at the dinners of the Rotary Club, of which Emilio was president of the Pescara section, began to be more and more known in Italy and in the world; the commercial success was immediate and the requests proved already by far superior to the few bottles produced. Emilio Costanti had taken up and perfected the old family label, and on those few hundred bottles the image of a historic Brunello di Montalcino cellar was consolidated. Today, Andrea Costanti leads the company in the original Montalcino land of the Constants, the "Colle al Matrichese", continuing a four-hundred-year tradition. It was 1983 when the very young Andrea Costanti entered Colle al Matrichese, inheriting a considerable weight and responsibility in what was then one of the very few brands of absolute value in Montalcino. In the decades that have followed, we have witnessed an increasingly confident expression of a total harmony, as a congenial complementarity, between the characteristics of the territory and therefore of the Brunello of these particular vineyards and the sensitivity to wine and the overall aesthetic idea of Andrea Constants. The more one has aimed at elegance, at the expression of olfactory beauty, widening the aromatic range of wines as much as possible, the more the vineyards with an altitude that exceeds 400 meters and the consequent strong thermal excursion have repaid by enriching itself in perfumes. The more this young producer has aimed at long-lived and complex wines, consequently not immediate nor easy, also feeling a great respect for the Brunello tradition, but also making continuous forward-looking innovations, such as the age of the vines, their particular biotypes, the absolute components of the soil have supported it in depth of content, in length and quality of persistence. With authentic and self-contained wines, which go beyond the ease and ephemeral of fashion.