2017 Brunello di Montalcino, Collosorbo
Red • Tuscany • Brunello di Montalcino DOC • Italy • 100% Sangiovese • 95/100 James Suckling, 95/100 Wine Enthusiast, 93/100 Wine Spectator, 91/100 Robert Parker
2017 Brunello di Montalcino, Collosorbo, Tuscany, Italy, Brunello di Montalcino DOC
Tenuta di Collosorbo was started in 1995 by Giovanna Ciacci from the division of her family’s estate, Tenuta di Sesta, which was founded in 1850. The Ciacci family bottled the estate’s first Brunello di Montalcino in 1966. Nowadays, Giovanna Ciacci and her two daughters, Laura Sutera Sardo (winemaker) and Lucia Sutera Sardo (sales and marketing) run the winery.
The winery is located in the southern part of Montalcino, between Sant’Angelo in Colle and Castelnuovo dell’Abate. The 35 hectares of vineyards are protected by the surrounding hills and nearby Mount Amiata, is influenced by the Mediterranean Sea and enjoys a warm and well-ventilated climate. These characteristics make this area particularly suited for the cultivation of Sangiovese.
Brunello di Montalcino comes from a careful selection of Sangiovese from the best plots. Aging is done in French and Slovenian oak barrels for 3 years and then bottled for at least 8 months.