Browse by …

2004 San Calisto Magnum, Valle Reale

2004 San Calisto Magnum, Valle Reale

  • Payment:

Product information

Description

[Minimum Order 6x150cl]

Grapes from the highest, oldest, part of the Valle Reale vineyards. A clay and limestone soil with 35 y.o. vines giving tiny yields, then 16 months barrique-ageing is followed by a further year in bottle. The 2004 growing season was close to perfect; warm, with no extremes gave slow ripening and exceptional fruit: Full, rich but refined; dark damson fruit, a touch of vanilla, coffee, cinnamon and clove spice, plus minerals on the finish.

‘This year the San Calisto ’04, Valle Reale’s top Montepulciano, impressed the judges with its elegance and complexity, leading to the award of Three Glasses; a just reward for years of ambitious and constant endeavour…a worthy winner of power and integrity.’
**Maximum Three Glasses**
Gambero Rosso / Slow Food ‘Vini d’Italia 2007’

**Maximum Five Bunches**
‘Duemilavini 2007’ Italian Association of Sommeliers

**’Three ‘Super’ Stars** (Awarded for three successive vintages scoring 91+/100pts)
Veronelli Wine Guide 2007

This remarkable, single-vineyard, Montepulciano sets the benchmark for all other Montepulciano's and puts many a much more expensive Brunello to shame. San Calisto comes from 100% Montepulciano grapes from the highest, oldest, part of the Valle Reale vineyards. A clay and limestone soil hand-harvested from almost 40 year-old vines gives tiny yields, then 16 months barrique-ageing is followed by a further year in bottle. There is a trademark min-erality to the wine which gives it a class and longevity rarely associated with the Montepulciano grape, but the rich, ripe fruit and intense colour captures the warm soul of the Abruzzo. A Gambero Rosso Three Glass Regular with very good reason, and a benchmark for the region.

Wine info

  • Country:
    Italy
  • Region:
    Abruzzo
  • Style:
    Red
  • Vintage:
    2004
  • Producer:
    Valle Reale
  • Size:
    150cl
  • Grape Variety:
    Montepulciano
  • Food Suggestions:
    Stews, Casseroles

Product reviews

  • There are no reviews for this product

Item added to cart