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Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino 2009

Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino 750ML 2009      
Sku: 14235

Located in southern Montalcino in the area of Sant Angelo in Colle. The vines enjoy a favorable southern exposure granting the vineyards with the blessing of the sun rays the whole day long. Average height is about 1000 ft above sea level.

 Wine Spectator 91 points
The 2009 Brunello di Montalcino shows the extra attention required in this difficult vintage, especially when it comes to the careful extraction of tannins and color following a hot growing season. The expert winemaking team under Managing Director Edoardo Virano has crafted an immediately approachable Brunello with bright berry, tobacco and backing spice aromas. The mouthfeel is leaner and less commanding than past vintages but the firmness of the tannin does pop through at the back, rendering a measured sense of structure and endurance. Like many of its peers, this wine is engineered for near-term consumption. Drink: 2015-2020.
Offers a core of balsamic and underbrush flavors, with hints of cherry, licorice and leather. Coffee and mineral accents add interest as this dense, firm red unfolds. Shows fine length on the vibrant finish. Best from 2016 through 2025.—B.S.

Wine maker notes
Manual harvest with rigorous selection of the best bunches in the vineyard and subsequently further hand selection on a sorting table in the cellar. Maximum yield allowed by the Production Regulation is 80 q/ha. Avg. Col d’Orcia Brunello yield: 61 q/ha. Fermented on the skins for about 18-20 days at a controlled temperature of less than 86ºF in 150hl wide and shallow stainless steel tanks designed and built in order to extract tannin and color efficiently but delicately.

Technical notes
13.5% abv

Food pairing
An ideal companion to red meat entrées, hearty stews and assorted cheeses.

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Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Brunello di Montalcino
Type: Still wine
Reg. $49.99
On Sale $39.99
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