Fossacolle, Rosso di Montalcino 2016

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    Italy

  • Region:

    Tuscany

  • Area:

    Montalcino

  • ABV:

    14.00%

  • Grape:

    Sangiovese

  • Grape Blend:

    Sangiovese 100%

  • Winemaker:

    Adriano Bambagioni

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Fossacolle Rosso di Montalcino 2016 - Wine

Tasting Notes

This wine is dark ruby red in colour. It is impeccably fresh, with fruity aromas that are given depth by delicate tertiary notes, exemplary structure and roundness. The long finish is lifted and bright.

Production Notes

The grapes were hand-picked, gently pressed and macerated at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks before temperature controlled fermentation. Frequent pump-overs, punch-downs and delestages allowed for the best extraction. Post-fermentation, the wine was aged for ten months in second use French barriques and 25 hectolitre oak casks to gain complexity and roundness. The wine matured for a further three months in glass-lined cement vats prior to a static settling, bottling and release.

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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.