Mocali, Rosso Toscana Fossetti 2017Regular price $14.00 Save $-14.00
Variety: Sangiovese and Canaiolo
Before the town of Montalcino achieved any international recognition, a small group of winemakers banded together to form a consortium, eventually forming an international symbol representing the quality of Brunello di Montalcino. The founder of Mocali, Dino Ciacci, was one of those winemakers, who believed in the development of Brunello long before the rest of the world did. Before grapes were successful, Dino and others relied on the crops of olives for oil production and sheep to make cheese. Grains were also common, though it wasn’t long before these were replaced with Sangiovese vines. Dino’s grandson, Tiziano and wife Alessandria, took a step in a different direction by bottling their own wine versus selling their grapes for production. Thank you to these strong winemakers, Mocali has made huge strides in putting Brunello on the map, as a food friendly and exceptionally age worthy wine.
This is a Toscana IGT wine, even though the Sangiovese all comes from vineyard sites grown within Montalcino, though the vines are not classified as “Montalcino.” The wine is 80% Sangiovese with Canaiolo making up the rest of the blend. The wine sees a shorter aging period of ten months in stainless steel and five months in bottle before release. Fossetti means “dimples” likely referring to the hillsides of Montalcino.