Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Col d'Orcia

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Col d'Orcia

Vintage 2008


Production area:
Montalcino – Siena – the hill overlooking the Orcia River, facing South-South/West and exposed to sun ray all day long. Average height 300 m. above sealevel.

Weather conditions:
Good rainfalls in spring. Summer temperatures in the average. On the 15th ofAugust an exceptional hailstorm damaged the estate causing a significantreduction in production. The dry period that followed allowed to manuallyremove the damaged bunches and to pick healthy high quality grapes, with anunusual level of concentration, in the first decade of September.

Particular clones of Sangiovese, selected by Col d’Orcia. Manual harvest withrigorous selection of the best bunches in the vineyard at first and subsequentlyon a selection table in the cellar. Vintage 2008 yield: 50 q/ha, against themaximum yield allowed by the Protocol Regulation: 80 q/ha.

Fermentation on the skins for about 18-20 days, at controlled temperaturebelow 30° C. in 150 hl wide and shallow stainless steel tanks, designed andbuilt in order to extract tannins and colour efficiently but delicately.

4 years, 3 of which in 25-50 and 75 hl oak casks from Slavonia and Allierfollowed by at least 12 months of refinement in bottles placed in storage atcontrolled temperature.

Main Features

Deep intense ruby red.

Complex and elegant with characteristic aromas of ripe red fruits enhanced by the spices iriginating from the oak.

Powerful, fine and persistent with ripe and pleasant tannins. Great complex structure. Long, warm and sapid aftertaste with evident, fruity notes.

Alcohol content:
14,5% vol.

Total acidity:
5.2 g/l 

Serving Temperature:
18 °C

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