Color - Deep ruby red
Bouquet - Complex and fresh, with inviting fruit aromas balanced by oak-imparted spices
Taste - Well-structured and full-bodied, with fine tannins that promise great aging capacity; long and impressive finish
Wine Spectator 92 points - Broad and beefy, with rich aromas of cherry, earth and leather. Retains enough smoothness and acidity to drive the cherry, tobacco and eucalyptus flavors to a long finish. Best from 2017 through 2025. 16,500 cases made.
(Jun 15 2016)
Located in southern Montalcino in the area of Sant Angelo in Colle. The vines enjoy a favorable southern exposure granting the vineyards with the blessing of the sun rays the whole day long. Average height is about 1000 ft above sea level.
|Wine maker notes
|Manual harvest with rigorous selection of the best bunches in the vineyard and subsequently further hand selection on a sorting table in the cellar. Maximum yield allowed by the Production Regulation is 80 q/ha. Avg. Col d’Orcia Brunello yield: 61 q/ha.
Fermented on the skins for about 18-20 days at a controlled temperature of less than 86ºF in 150hl wide and shallow stainless steel tanks designed and built in order to extract tannin and color efficiently but delicately.
|An ideal companion to red meat entrées, hearty stews and assorted cheeses.