2014 Rosso di Montalcino Salvioni

Salvioni’s 2014 Rosso di Montalcino is well worth a look from any fan of Italian wine. This is really quite special as it is crafted by one of Brunello’s finest producers and they did not make Brunello in 2014, instead declassifying everything into this Rosso. The result is a superb ‘Baby-Brunello’ available at a fraction of the price of Salvioni’s usual first wine.


Antonio Galloni gives an idea of the pedigree on show from Salvioni, “their wines embody the essence of what makes artisan Brunello so special. Totally handmade, from the vineyard to the cellar and into the bottle.” This care is what makes Salvioni’s one of the most sought-after and expensive of all Brunello’s and is just as evident in the Rosso – making this 2014 an utter bargain.


Since tasting it, we’ve been scouring our network to find as much as possible – a grand total of just 19 cases – a bit of an indication that those in the know are snapping this up across Europe. This is highly recommended and not to be missed while still available.

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Average critic rating : 89.75 points



The 2014 Rosso di Montalcino is the only wine Salvioni will release in a year marked by everything except good weather. Rain and poor overall conditions during the critical summer months plus an attack of the Suzukii fruit fly during harvest and high disease pressure proved to be too much to overcome. The 2014 Rosso is an attractive wine made from the best fruit Salvioni was able to salvage. Hints of dried cherry, tobacco, spice and dried herbs add modest complexity to a mid-weight wine that is best enjoyed sooner rather than later, before the forward flavors mature too much further. For the year, there is good depth and delineation, but even the Salvionis aren't miracle workers. Production is 10,000 bottles, down sharply from the 16-17,000 that are more of the norm here. Today, it looks like there will be no Rosso in 2012, 2013 or 2015. Feb 2016, www.vinous.com, Drink: 2016-2021



Just mid ruby with orange tinges. Enticing, firm nose of red fruit and spice. Light of touch on the palate yet has enough fruit concentration to fill out the grainy tannins. Delicious. Mar 2016, www.jancisrobinson.com, Drink: 2016-2020

Beautiful nose, classic Sangiovese with cherry, plums and spices that really jumps out of the glass. On the palate this is still very young and shows a lot of restraint. Medium bodied with good acidity, there is generous red fruit hiding underneath the tannin structure that really comes to the fore after an hour or two in a decanter. Every-inch the “baby-Brunello”. Excellent for the money. Oct 2016


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