La Rasina is an estate winery in Località La Rasina in Montalcino in Tuscany, Italy. Its main wines, both reds, are Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. La Rasina is currently run by Marco Mantengoli. The family has farmed here since the early 1930s. Vineyards were added by Santi Mantengoli in the early 1970s. Under Santi Mantengoli’s successor Vasco, the work was directed towards the wine-making business, which in Montalcino was evolving rapidly. Santi in turn was succeeded by his two sons, Vasco and Ennio. They subsequently divided the estate. Vasco took what is now La Rasina, and Ennio took what is now La Serena. From 1997 management passed to Marco Mantengoli, Vasco’s son and a qualified oenologist.
Vineyards: La Rasina has an extension of 50ha of land of which 14 ha (in 2017) are vines. 3,500–5,000 vines per hectare. The estate on the north east side of the Montalcino hill at a height of 350 meters above sea level. The vines face SE.
Organic certification: Full organic certification from the 2017 vintage.
IGT Toscana Sangiovese
Rosso di Montalcino DOC, La Rasina: 2003 A bit high tone on the nose, sweet fruit over raw-ish tannin (Anteprima 2005). | 2012 14,000 bottles. Vat sample. Ripe, deep, sweet, old-viney, nice balance, generous (Anteprima 2014). | 2013 Nice frank sweet fruit, dense (can feel the clay), well done, good, sappy and weighty (Anteprima 2015). | 2014 Nice perfume, bit short, lacks a little elegance but still pleasurable (Anteprima 2016). | 2018 14,000 bottles.
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, La Rasina: 2008 22,000 bottles. Sweet, old viney, black sticky fruit (Anteprima 2014). | 2009 Again nice sticky fruit, berries and decent depth, frank (Anteprima 2015). | 2011 Bit of blur on nose, quite ripe and spicy, nice weight, crowdpleaser with depth without being over-extracted (Anteprima 2016). | 2012 Sweet bold fruit, bit simple, bulked up style (Anteprima 2017). | 2014 Very perfumed, very red cherry (aromatic yeast?) just enough fruit for the tannins, needs 2-3 years to settle but not a long term keeper (Anteprima 2019). | 2015 25,000 bottles).
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Persante: 2015 2,053 bottles.
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva, DiVasco: Brunello di Montalcino DiVasco takes its name from Vasco Mantengoli. Initially this was a selection from a single plot but is now a Riserva. | 2007 Warm, sweet blackcurrants, bit simple, lacks a bit if freshness (Anteprima 2014). | 2010 Tannin a bit too dry for the fruit but relatively clear if perhaps a little pedestrian for a riserva (Anteprima 2016).
Other activities: 5 hectares of olives for Extra virgin olive oil. 25ha of cereal crops. Grappa. Agritourism.
Località La Rasina, 132
I-53024 Montalcino (SI), Italy
Tel+39 0577.848536 | www.larasina.it