2013 Brunello di Montalcino Il Colle

Colour
Red
Producer
Il Colle
Region
Montalcino, Italy
Grape
Sangiovese
Drinking
2019-2028
Case Size
6x75cl
Available Now
2013 Brunello di Montalcino Il Colle
Colour
Red
Producer
Il Colle
Region
Montalcino, Italy
Grape
Sangiovese
Drinking
2019-2028
Case Size
6x75cl
Available Now

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Case price

£155.00 (Ex. VAT)

Qty
(10+ in stock)

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Region

Montalcino, Italy

Located southwest of Chianti, Montalcino came into its own in the late 1880s when local producer,Biondi-Santi, discovered a Sangiovese clone in his vineyard that was darker in colour than the rest. Its colour, however, was not its only attribute. It produced a wine with notable body, structure and length. He named it ‘brunello' meaning little dark one.This grape's genetic properties along with Montalcino's relatively temperate climate combine tocreate a wine stylistically different to that of more northerly Chianti. They are usually releasedapproximately 5 years after the vintage following 2 to 4 years ageing in wood. The denomination ofRiserva indicates a wine usually produced with more concentrated grapes than the traditional cuvéeand requires a minimum of one additional year of ageing.Today, Montalcino has become one of the most sought after appellations in the Tuscan region.

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