The grapes for the Rosso di Montalcino come from the Sorgente vineyard at 460meters, just behind the winery and less than a hundred meters from the Piaggone vineyard. While many producers use fruit from their younger vines or less desirable grapes to make their less expensive Rosso bottling, Podere Salicutti's Rosso is in fact a vineyard designate. The vines were planted in 1994 and 2001.
The soil is calcareous with a mixture of clay, sand, and stones. Because of the exposition of this vineyard, the grapes ripen about a week later than the two Brunello vineyards.
VISUAL TEST: Ruby red with light garnet reflections. Medium intensity.
SMELLING TEST: Red fruits bouquet, elegant fresh and complex.
TASTING TEST: Fruity(cherry, prune, blackberry), fresh, good structure, long and persistent. Elegant and well balanced.