Col d'Orcia, Brunello di Montalcino 2017

€48.99

This classic, elegant and stylish Brunello is simply gorgeous. Charming in its perfume and sensuous palate, it delivers warmth and generosity with notes of pomegranate, raspberry coulis and beautifully integrated spices. The marked acidity balances the alcohol and the core of minerality leads to a long and bright finish.

Long before the world was blown away by Brunello, the vineyards at this property were making elegant and classic wines on the southern slopes of Montalcino. The wines were some of the first to be showed outside of the region in the early 1930s at the Wine Exhibition of Siena, where interest in the wines created something of a scandal as nobody had thought wines so far south of Chianti could perform so well.

Originally brought into the Franceschi family's ownership in 1890, there had been wine made at the site the 1700s. Sold in 1973 to the Cinzano family, their investment and focus on the high-quality potential in the winery and the whole Montalcino area, it is the largest organic farm in Tuscany and the third largest vineyard area in Montalcino.

Still run by the Cinzano family, Il Conte Francesco Marone Cinzano is the current chairman (pictured with the fabulous cigar), this wine is genuinely one of the best-loved, respected and most popular Brunellos available, and, as such, is amazing value for money.

Region: Tuscany

Country: Italy

Grape(s): Sangiovese

Style: Svelte, Smooth, Silky, Perfumed, Organic, Medium Full, Meditation, Iconic, Elegant, Complex, Broad, Balanced

Best food matches: Venison, Steak, Roasts, Red Meats, Mature Cheeses, Lamb, Hard Cheeses, Game, Fine Dining, Duck, Christmas Dinner

Alcohol: 14.5%

Why buy from us?

When you buy wine from The Allotment Wine Co. you're helping a small Irish company that in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers who grow the grapes and make amazing wines. We only work with partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.

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Patrick H.
Hi, I'm Chris Gifford.

And you're very welcome to The Allotment Wine Co.

When you wine from me, you're supporting a small Irish business which in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers, as well as other small, dedicated Irish wine importers.

When selecting wines, I look for partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.