Italy Wine Reviews & Ratings

Brunello di Montalcino 2016 – Col D’Orcia

Brunello di Montalcino 2016 - Col D'Orcia - © Ph. Piero Pardini Sommelier
Written by Piero Pardini

Credits: Piero PardiniThe Wolf Post – Italy

Wine: Brunello di Montalcino Bio
Variety composition: 100% Sangiovese.
Alcoholic strength: 14,5% vol.
Vintage: 2016.
Production area: Montalcino Siena Sant’Angelo hill overlooking the Orcia river.
Exposure: at noon which allows it to be exposed to sunlight for the whole day.
Average vineyard altitude: 300 meters above sea level.
Climate trend: the mild winter accelerated the start of the growing season, then slowed down by the copious spring rains, bringing everything back to normal. From the second decade of June, and throughout the month of July, there was a gradual and beneficial rise in temperatures. An August followed with considerable temperature variations and no rain, an optimal condition for the perfect ripening of the grapes.
Vinification: fermentation on the skins lasting 18-20 days, at a controlled temperature below 2828 ° C, in low and wide steel tanks of 150 hl, specially designed to efficiently but delicately extract tannins and color.
Aging: 4 years of which 3 in Allier and Slavonian oak barrels with a capacity of 25 – 50 and 75 hl and subsequent refinement in the bottle for at least 12 months in temperature-controlled rooms.

Brunello di Montalcino 2016 - Col D'Orcia

© Ph. Alexander Brookshaw

Tasting Notes
Clear, not very intense ruby red color with garnet reflections, consistent.
The sample, on the nose, is of fine quality, intense and complex in the variety of scents: floral, fruity, spicy and toasted. Floral scent of red rose and poppy, followed by fruity hints of cherry, blackberry and blueberry jam, spicy notes reminiscent of vanilla and nutmeg; closure with roasted cocoa powder and cigar box.
The taste is fresh, with an important, intense and persistent tannin of fine quality.
It is recommended in combination with grilled scamerita with black cabbage.

Rating:
5 Lupetti

Col D’Orcia
Via Giuncheti
53024 Montalcino (SI)
Phone +39 0577 80891
E-mail: info@coldorcia.it
Website: www.coldorcia.it


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About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor-in-chief of "The Wolf Post".
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the essay "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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