I have heard so much about the 2010 vintage in Montalcino. Many Brunello producers are saying that it is their best vintage ever. A wine with ripe strawberries and cherries with hints of cocoa. Full and chewy. Structured and stylish for a Rosso. Delicious now with lots of tension but better in 2013...
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Rosso di Montalcino DOC
Grape Varieties100% Sangiovese
AppellationRosso di Montalcino DOC
DescriptionCol d'Orcia is the internationally celebrated producer of one of Italy's most revered red wines, Brunello di Montalcino. Situated on the outskirts of the medieval hilltop village of Montalcino in Tuscany's Siena province, the estate has a rich winemaking history that dates back to the 1700s. In the hands of the Cinzano family since 1973, Col d'Orcia is owned and managed today by Count Francesco Marone Cinzano.
VinificationGrapes ferment on the skins for twelve days at a controlled temperature of less than 82ºF (28ºC) in shallow, wide steel tanks (150hl), in order to obtain a delicate tannin and color extraction. The wine is aged for 12 months in 50 and 75hl Slavonian oak casks and in smaller amounts in French oak barriques followed by refinement in the bottle prior to release.
ColorDeep ruby red with purple reflections
NoseFresh, intense aromas of ripe fruit infused with spicy notes
PalateFull-bodied and fruit forward, structured by supple tannins
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.4 %TA: 5.4 g/L
750 ml, 1.5 L
Serving SuggestionsWell-matched with veal, pork and poultry dishes, as well as duck and goose. Serve slightly cooler than room temperature.