Fossacolle, Brunello di Montalcino 2014

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    Italy

  • Region:

    Tuscany

  • Area:

    Montalcino

  • ABV:

    14.00%

  • Grape:

    Sangiovese

  • Grape Blend:

    Sangiovese 100%

  • Organic:

    Y

  • Winemaker:

    Adriano Bambagioni

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Fossacolle Brunello di Montalcino 2014 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Intense ruby in colour, with aromas of ripe and dried red berry fruits. Wonderful complexity on the palate, with a core of fruit and spicy notes. The tannins are noteworthy, silky and persistent. This is a wine with great balance, elegance and complexity which will continue to develop its flavours in the bottle.

Production Notes

Cold pre-fermentation maceration took place for the first five to six days in cement and temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Fermentation then happened at between 30-32 deg for 22 days, with natural yeasts in the first part and selected yeasts for the second part. Malolactic fermentation for 10% of the wine took place in new barriques and the remainder in cement vats. The wine aged for one year in big oak casks, then a second year in one year old French oak barriques of 225 litres. After the oak ageing, it spent a further year in cement tanks followed by eight months in bottle.

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Producer Profile

Such is the quality of the vineyards in this small estate that Adriano Bambagioni has been able to produce wines that have won numerous accolades. Adriano learned his trade during the 10 years that he worked together with the famous Giacomo Tachis. This experience is evident in the supple tannins of the Brunello, as well as the excellent structure of the Rosso. His winemaking blends tradition with a modern approach, with both used French oak barriques and large Slavonian oak casks for ageing the Brunello. The estate has been owned by the Marchetti family, Adriano's in-laws, since 1700, and Adriano's son, Stefano, now works alongside him. The estate is situated in south central Montalcino and covers four hectares of vineyards, of which 2.5 are destined for Brunello. The vines are on average 18 years old.