Conti Costanti, Montalcino
Conti Costanti er en af de ældste familier i Montalcino og deres historie som indflydelsesrig familie i området går tilbage til i hvert fald 1555 og i starten af 1700-tallet bliver familien adlet.
Som Brunello-producenter går husets historie næsten lige så langt tilbage som den mere kendte nabo Biondi Santi, der lavede en Brunello ca fem år før, Costanti lavede den første.<...
Dyb og topmoden kirsebær med overraskende tydeligt indslag af egetræ. En mere åben og fremmelig rosso med internationale anslag, cremet struktur, frugtsød, men frisk, jordet kirsebær, bidsk tannin til sidst og fuldstændig harmonisk eftersmag, der kan minde om stor chianti classico med franske indslag.
The 2019 Rosso di Montalcino is richer and more concentrated than expected, with lots of dark cherry and luscious fruit. The delivery is simple, tight and short, but the extra richness will go far if paired with fettuccine and meat ragù. - Monica Larner
The 2019 Rosso di Montalcino is deep, primary and full of character. Here I’m finding a seductive bouquet of black raspberry preserves complemented by nuances of clove, allspice and candied ginger. Its textures are silky and pliant, displaying much more weight than you’d expect from a Rosso, which is balanced by a core of bright acidity. Rich red and hints of blue fruit prevail, lasting throughout the incredibly long and floral tinged finale, where a coating of sweet tannin lingers. As good as this is today, it will be even better in another year and easily excel over short-term cellaring. There were only 10,000 bottles produced of the 2019, which is about half of what was bottled in 2018. Don’t miss it! - Eric Guido
The 2018 Rosso di Montalcino is very pretty, showing musky, bright cherry, dried roses and savory spice. There’s remarkable purity here, with soft textures giving way to tart wild berry fruit complemented by zesty acids. It’s dry and lightly structured throughout the finale with lasting inner florals and a twang of sour citrus. This is far from your typical Rosso. The Costanti Rosso is a barrel selection that matures for one year in a combination of 60% tonneaux and 40% new 35-40 hectoliter barrels. - Eric Guido
The 2017 Rosso di Montalcino is all class. Super-ripe red cherry, kirsch, rose petal, sweet spice, cedar and pipe tobacco are all given an extra kick of intensity in this decidedly boisterous, rich Rosso. I would give the 2017 another year or two to shed some baby fat. This is such a pretty, racy wine. Readers will find a Rosso that deftly balances the natural opulence of the year with a super-classic, translucent expression of Sangiovese. - Antonio Galloni
Costanti's 2014 Rosso di Montalcino is very pretty. Sweet red cherry, raspberry and floral notes are nicely delineated throughout, while the freshness of the vintage adds notable brightness. Drink this light to medium-bodied Rosso over the next few years. The 2014 spent ten months in neutral 500-liter French oak barrels.