Col d’Orcia is the feted producer of one of Italy’s most revered red wines: Brunello di Montalcino. Situated near 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 by Count Francesco Marone Cinzano, who oversees day-to-day operations with estate manager, Edoardo Virano.
Winemaking at Col d’Orcia is entrusted to chief enologist Antonino Tranchida with Maurizio Castelli as consulting enologist.
Color: Deep ruby red Aroma: 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
Grape: 100% Sangiovese
Four years, three years in which are in 25, 50 and 75 hl in Slovenian and Allier (French) oak casks, followed by further refinement of at least one year in bottle prior to release.
Reviews And Accolades
94 Points - Wine Advocate
"Sweet, rich, lush and layered, yet also remarkably light on its feet, the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino dazzles from start to finish. Sweet roses, red berries, flowers, mint and orange peel all take an appearance in this utterly impeccable polished Brunello. I imagine the 2008 will still be a special wine at age 30. The aromas are naturally still quite primary, so some cellaring is advisable. The brutal August hailstorm took with it a full 40% of the production, but left behind a strikingly beautiful Brunello endowed with seemingly endless layers of fruit and fabulous overall balance. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2038."