13 April 2021

While we are all impatiently waiting for the world to return to "normal" - whatever that is - it is always possible to dream our way abroad and luckily also taste a little Southern goodness.

Monterosola is such a place that we might dream our way to now, as snow is falling in April (!) in Copenhagen, and this winery and Cantina are found enchantingly nestled between Bolgheri and Chianti in sunny Tuscany. The winery holds 25 hectares of impressive vineyards, a stunning Cantina - perfect for a destination wedding or maybe just a destination - and a lush landscape with olive groves and woodlands. It is owned by Swedish family Thomaeus whose fondness for Tuscan wines led them to the place in 2013 and where they have been tranforming the winery towards modern, elegant, and often organic measures. Winemaker and agronomist Michele Senesi and viticulturist Stefano Dini and their team are behind the beautiful wines which comes out of this area.

Monterosola Primo Passo 2018

Bright yellow in colour. Aroma had lemons, pale stonefruits, grapefruit, minerals, and passionfruit. Over the palate came quince, grapefruit, subtle lime, passionfruit, apples, and chalk. Medium acidity, low tannins and dry.

Monterosola Cassero 2019
90 Light straw-yellow in colour. Aroma had yellow stone fruit, grapefruit, lime, subtle spice, notes of small berries, minerals and subtle licorice. Over the palate came peach, melon, lime, minerals, fennel, pears, white blossoms, and quince. Medium acidity, low tannins and dry.
Monterosola Mastio 2018
88 Bright ruby in colour. Aroma had ripe cherries, strawberries, raspberries, subtle peppery notes, herbs, black tea, and leather. Over the palate came black cherries, black currants, strawberries, subtle pepper, and leather. Medium acidity, medium tannins and dry.
Monterosola Crescendo 2016
92 Dark ruby in colour. Aroma had blackberries, black currants, black raspberries, subtle hints of vanilla, followed by plenty of new oak, leather and tobacco. Over the palate came boysenberries, blackberries, black cherries, tobacco, leather, Herbes de Provence, and shoe box. Medium plus acidity, medium plus tannins and dry.

Monterosola's wines were kindly submitted by Monterosola.

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