Fossacolle 2010 Brunello di Montalcino

Fossacolle 2010 Brunello di Montalcino

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About Fossacolle 2010 Brunello di Montalcino

Fossacolle has 10 acres of vineyards in the medieval town of Tavernelle in southern Montalcino. This area benefits from the wind of nearby Maremma which creates a perfect climate to grow and to mature grapes. Fossacolle Brunello is produced only with Sangiovese Grosso grapes from these vineyards. The bunches are rigorously selected for quality and hand-picked into small boxes. Following a gentle pressing, the must undergoes a pre-fermentation at low temperatures in steel and wood fermenters. The alcoholic fermentation takes place rigorously under temperature controlled conditions for 22 days. An extended maceration and frequent pump-overs and punch-downs optimize the extraction from the skins. The malolactic fermentation is completed in concrete vats before the wine’s ageing phase, which includes 12 months in large oak casks and another 12 months in small French oak barriques. Subsequently the wine matures for another year in glass-lined cement vats. It is bottled with no filtration.

Wine & Spirits Magazine scored this 93 points saying "Fossacolle’s 2010 offers power and concentration at a surprisingly low price. Floral aromas and flavors of chocolate-covered black cherries meld with notes of espresso and roasted game. Vibrant acidity lifts the dark and savory flavors, maintaining freshness through the finish."

and Wine Enthusiast Magazine also scored it 93 saying "Aromas of stewed plum, wet earth, leather, game and an exhilarating whiff of menthol lead the nose. The vibrant palate shows great intensity, delivering juicy black cherry, crushed raspberry, licorice, tobacco and white pepper alongside chewy tannins and firm acidity. Drink after 2020."

Wine Details

  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Wine Type Red
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • Appellation Brunello di Montalcino

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