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Brunello di Montalcino 2015 – Col D’Orcia

Pascena 2015 - Col d'Orcia
Written by Piero Pardini

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Wine: Brunello di Montalcino Bio
Variety composition: 100% Sangiovese.
Alcoholic strength: 14.5% vol..
Vintage: 2015.
Production area: located in Montalcino, on the 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.
Climatic trend: the winter was scarcely rainy and with low temperatures in the month of January / February. Spring rainfall in the seasonal average allowed to create water reserves to overcome the hot months of July / August. The month of September was mild, with good temperature variations between day and night, favoring the perfect ripening of the grapes.
Vinification: fermentation on the skins lasting 18-20 days, at a controlled temperature below 28° 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 2015 - Col D'Orcia

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Tasting Notes
Limpid, intense ruby red with garnet reflections, consistent.
On the nose the sample is complex in the bouquet of its scents: floral, fruity, spicy, mineral and toasted. Pot pourri of slightly withered red flowers; berries such as currants, blackberries and cherries in alcohol; notes of cloves and nutmeg; hints of cocoa and vanilla, final with balsamic notes.
The taste is fresh, with moderate tannins, with good acidity, intense and persistent with a final balsamic note.
It is recommended in combination with ravioli stuffed with pigeon on a base of meat and black truffle.

4 Lupetti

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Col D’Orcia
Via Giuncheti
53024 Montalcino (SI)
Phone +39 0577 80891

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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