Le Benducce de Tornesi

2005 Rosso di Montalcino Elisa Selection DOC

Sangiovese •Rosso di Montalcino DOC

Italy: Tuscany

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This is an exceptionally rare wine and The Wine Spies has the only allocation available at retail in the United States. If you are a fan of big Tuscan classics, get yourself some of this delicious wine!

About this Wine:

Rosso di Montalcino is obtained from the same grapes as Brunello. It has different scents and characteristics because it has not been seasoned for a long time in oak barrels. The wine gets an inconfutable note of vivacity and new.

To be served at room temperature with cheese, pork products and red meat.

Exclusive Operative Only Bonus Special:

If you love the wines from Le Benducce di Tornesi, then The Wine Spies has a special treat for you. The Wine Spies has also been able to secure an extremely rare treat for its operative. A very special gift boxed 1.5 liter of the 2001 Le Benducce de Tornesi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. There are only 12 of these exclusive packages in the United States and The Wine Spies have them all.

92 points Wine Spectator: “Shows loads of crushed raspberry, with vanilla and hints of toasty oak. Full-bodied, with a beautiful core of ripe fruit and silky tannins. Long, rich and caressing. Best after 2010. 70 cases made.” (04/07) 2 Red Glasses Gambero Rosso!

This special is available by reservation only and only to Wine Spies registered members for $199.00 plus tax (includes ground shipping). If you are interested in this please send an email to AgentWhite@thewinespies.com to reserve one. This offer is available on a first come, first served basis and you must be a registered operative to qualify.

History of Le Benducce – Tornesi

Since 1750, when Montalcino still was an insignificant spot on the map, this winery had been owned by the Tornesi Family. Maurizio Tornesi, the actual owner, received this piece of soil, which is situated only a few meters from Montalcino away, from his grandfather Giuseppe.

The decision to use this domain for viniculture, was given by the favourable location to of the hillside, i.e. south/southwest at an altitude of 400 m o.s.l. Maurizio Tornesi successfully makes use of what nature has given to him, also thanks to the “historical” help of father Gino and the knowledge of the oenologist Paolo Vagaggini.

The winery embraces actually a surface of 7 hectars subdivided as follows: 4.5 ha of Sangiovese Grosso vines in production used for Rosso and Brunello di Montalcino with a density of 4.500 stocks/hectar, 600 Olive trees and a little woodland.

The winery is working according to the principle of maximum reduction of pesticides and all production stages are done manually. The main shoot of the vines is cut down to 6 eyes, in order get a naturally controlled production of 2 kg /vine ca.

Technical Analysis:

This wine has an ageing period in traditional oak casks of approximately 6 month and another 5 months of refining in the bottle.

Alc. By Vol.: 14.00%

Acidity: 5,72

1st bottling: 1993

Extension: 7 ha

Vines: 4,5 ha

N° vines/ha: ca. 4.500

Production/ha in hl: 60-70 hl

*Total Annual production in bt.: * 9-10.000 bott./0,75 lt.

Different crus: Loghino, Piano, Lecciarello

Grapes: 100 % Sangiovese Grosso

Soil: mainly Galestro

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