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Col d'Orcia Brunello Riserva Poggio al Vento 2012

Col d'Orcia Brunello Riserva Poggio al Vento

2012
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In the heart of the estate, halfway up the hill overlooking the Orcia river, at a moderately oblique...

£89.45

/ 0.75 L btl

Details for Col d'Orcia Brunello Riserva Poggio al Vento 2012

Producer

Alcohol content i

14.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2012

Review

In the heart of the estate, halfway up the hill overlooking the Orcia river, at a moderately oblique point towards the south, is the Poggio al Vento vineyard. The name literally means “hill exposed to the wind” and this aspect in conjunction with the particular composition of the soil produces the exceptional Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio al Vento. The dominant and elegant tannins present in the wine require a long and traditional aging in the large oak barrels. After bottling, the wine needs another 3 years of bottle refinement before being presented on the market. Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Poggio al Vento is produced only in the best vintages and represents one of the highest expressions of pure Sangiovese that can be found in Montalcino.

Intense ruby red. A wine of great complexity, fine and elegant. It has the typical fruity notes of Sangiovese, integrated with the spices given by the long stay in the barrel. Powerful and harmonious, with ripe and enveloping tannins, balanced with a pleasant acidity. Fruity, long and persistent aftertaste.

Production

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    Recommendations

    • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC
    • Drinking and storing:Drink now or keep until 2040

    Col d'Orcia

    Col d'Orcia

    Col d'Orcia is, first of all, one of the founding wineries of Brunello di Montalcino. The purchase of the first estate dates back to 1890, when the Franceschi family, of Florentine origin, established its land in the area, then called Fattoria Sant’Angelo in Colle. After the presentation of the first Brunellos in 1933, the Fattoria was split into two separate estates, Il Poggione, still active, and, indeed, Col d’Orcia. And, in 1973, with the change of ownership to the Cinzan...