Montalcino - Siena - Sant'Angelo hill facing South- South/West.
Olmaia. Average height: 350 m above sea level. Planted in 2005.
The healthy winter rains restored the soil humidity level after the drought of 2012. Budding and flowering occurred during the typical periods of recent years. The regular temperatures in the summer recall the traditional vintages of the past. The harvest, facilitated by optimal temperatures excursion and by timely rainfalls, took place in the third decade of September.
Cabernet Sauvignon, clones coming from Bordeaux with loose bunches and small berries. The choice of the harvest time was based on finding a balanced maturity. The harvest, exclusively by hand allowed a rigorous selection of the best bunches in the vineyards and then on the selection table in the cellar.
Fermentation in 50 hl stainless steel tanks. About 20 days of maceration at controlled temperature of 25-28 °C. 2 daily pump-over and 3 long “delestages” on the 3rd, 5th and 7th day of fermentation were carried out. Mallolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks. From there the wine went directly into barriques in March-April 2014.
18 months in medium toast French oak barrels (95%) and American oak barrels (5%). The wine reached its stability during the second winter in wood by being submitted to the seasonal cold temperatures in order to clarify itself in a natural way. After bottling the wine was aged for further 8 months before release.
Bottled on the 21st of Febuary 2017
Bordolaise 750 ml: 13.640 bottles
Magnum 1,5 liter: 180 bottles
Deep ruby red with shining purple reflexes.
Smart and elegant, with typical notes of Cabernet Sauvignon, ripe pepper perfectly balanced with the spicy vanilla-flowered notes from the oak.
Excellent structure, ripe and smart tannins combined with the classic aromas originating from the barrique oak. Fresh pleasant fruity aftertaste.
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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.