About the Winery
Created by Rodolfo Cosimi, Terra Rossa is modern and innovative winery, where art meets wine and wine is an art. A former European Motocross Champion, Rudy retains his passion for riding and regularly rides around the estate on a custom-built course. Also a painter, Rudy has lovingly crafted the artwork which adorns the labels of Terra Rossa wine.
Tuscany is a predominantly hilly region with vineyard elevations rising up to 550 meters above sea level. About a quarter of the landscape is mountainous and a scant 8 percent is officially classified as flat. Approximately 57,942 hectares of the region's nearly 23,000 square kilometers is under vine. The main wine-growing areas of Tuscany include: Chianti, Montalcino, Montepulciano, The Tuscan coast Sangiovese grapes thrive in the interior hillside vineyards in the Chianti zone that runs between Florence and Siena, as well as in the Montalcino and Montepulciano areas, where its best expressions evolve. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in the warmer areas along the Tuscan coast. Soils in Tuscany range from soft and crumbly, marl-like clay-limestone and dense sandstone in the Apennine foothills to sandy clay around San Gimignano and gravelly clay and sandy soils in the Bolgheri and Maremma areas. Tuscany's climate is Mediterranean with dry, hot summers; warm springs; and mild, rainy autumns and winters. Variations in altitude, exposition, and diurnal temperatures in the foothills contribute to climatic conditions that help balance the sugar, acidity, and aromatics in the grapes, primarily Sangiovese, planted there. Coastal areas like Bolgheri and Val di Cornia tend to be more temperate. source: SevenFifty Daily
Ratings & Reviews
Rosso di Montalcino
Bright, medium deep ruby red; aromas of morel cherry, currant, thyme and dried brown herbs. Medium bodied, there is good ripeness and acidity, with medium-weight tannins and good persistence. Straightforward, this is pleasant, though a bit simple. Drink over the next 2-3 years.
The nose starts off with a cherry-vanilla sweetness, then turns metallic and tannic, with notes of cranberries, tea leaves, copper and graphite. On the astringent, saline palate, the original cherries turn sour and join the persistent cranberries, while a wet stoniness provides balance.
A blend of 80% Sangiovese and 20% Merlot. Bright, medium deep ruby red; aromas of morel cherry, red plum and purple iris. Medium-bodied, this has ideal ripeness, good acidity, notable persistence and a fruit-driven finish that makes for a very appealing blend. Enjoy now and over the next 3-5 years.
A generous red with cherry, smoke, orange-peel and light chocolate character. It’s medium-to full-bodied, with round, polished tannins and a persistent finish. Drink or hold