Brunello di Montalcino, Collosorbo
- 100% Sangiovese from the region’s most expressive terroirs
- Manual gathering of the grapes in small baskets
- Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperatures with frequent pumpovers
- Long maceration on the skins
- Aged in12 to 54 hectoliter Slavonian and French oak barrels for 3 years followed by aging in the bottle for at least 8 months.
Brunello di Montalcino
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Press & Reviews
Sunbaked earth, underbrush, leather and baked plum aromas emerge on this full-bodied red. Round and enveloping, the delicious, concentrated palate doles out juicy Morello cherry, fleshy black raspberry, licorice and baking spice alongside velvety tannins. It's already almost accessible but will also provide years of drinking pleasure. Enjoy through 2030.
Reductive at first, but that soon blows off and will fade with time. What’s left is very transparent red-plum and red-cherry aromas. Hints of rhubarb and hibiscus. Tightly strung tannins suspend blood-orange and peach flavors in a hammock of gently weaving acidity. Drink from 2022.
The 2015 Collosorbo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is classic in style and irresistible. It’s dark, moody and rooted in the earth, as an air of brown spice blows off to reveal crushed black cherries, wild herbs, mocha and undergrowth. It’s silky, fleshy even, balanced by brisk acids adding vibrancy to its ripe red fruit. Slow-mounting tannins lurk toward the close, yet energy remains high, tapering off to savory notes of cedar, tobacco and a hint of bitter balsamic. This spends forty-two months refining in large oak cask, yet it comes across as amazingly fresh and vibrant. I find myself questioning if I prefer the brighter character of the 2015 Brunello over the brooding Riserva. In the end, I think they are both pretty special.