Montalcino - Siena - Sant'Angelo hill overlooking the Orcia River facing South-South/West.
Poggio al Vento. Average height: 300 m above sea level. First planting in 1974 and subsequent years.
The winter was rainy and the soil was able to accumulate water reserves following the great drought of 2012. Sprouting and flowering took place at optimal time. Spring and summer climate was uneventfull and without extreme temperatures. The harvest started in mid September and took place in favourable conditions with good temperature excursion and balanced ripening.
Particular clones of Sangiovese, locally called “Brunello” coming from the Col d’Orcia selection. The choice of the harvest time was based on finding the perfect ripeness to produce a long-lived, structured wine. Manual harvest with rigorous selection of the best bunches, in the vineyard at first and then on the selection table in the cellar. Vintage 2013 yield: 35 q/ha.
Fermentation at controlled temperature of 28°C. in stainless steel tanks of 50 and 60 hl. The different areas of the vineyard were kept separate. During the maceration, that lasted 20-25 days, daily pump-over and long “delestages” were carried out. Mallolactic fermentation took place in concrete. From there the wine went directly into barrels in the spring of 2013.
3 years in Slavonian and Allier oak barrels of 25 and 75 hl. followed by about 3 years of further aging in bottle before release.
Bottled the 25th of August 2017
Bordolesi 750 ml: 15.500 bottles
Magnum 1,5 liters: 1.000 bottles
Magnum 3 liters: 25 bottles
Intense ruby red.
Elegant and complex bouquet with fruity notes as cherry, blackberry and blueberries combined with tobacco hints, licorice aroma and toasty scents.
Powerful, elegant and balanced wine with ripe and enveloping tannins. The finish is pleasantly fruity, sapid and persistent.
Total acidity level:
At Col d’Orcia, for many years now, we have always ascribed high value to the natural environment in which we operate.
For this reason in the year 2010 we took the decision of submitting to the organic farming certification process in order to become the largest organic wine producing farm in the whole of Tuscany. Since August 27, 2010 the whole estate including vineyards, olive groves, other fields and even the gardens are farmed following exclusively organic agricultural practices.
We are very proud of this achievement and we can rightfully define Col d’Orcia as an organic island in Montalcino.