Brunello di Montalcino 1998 DOCG Col d'Orcia
Awards and honors
The Col D’Orcia presents this sensational Brunello di Montalcino DOCG which comes from the Montalcino area in the Siena province. The vineyards are cultivated in the Sant’Angelo hill and their exposition is South-east which give to the vineyard a complete day of sun. The cultivation are located at 300 meters above the sea level and the grapes are clones of the Sangiovese. The picking is manual and the careful selection is made both on the tree and on the table. The profit is lower than normal and corresponds to 80q/ha. The wine making process starts with the fermentation on peels for 18-20 days where the must is kept at 28°C in steel tanks of 150hl to easily extract the tannins. The aging period is 4 years divided in 3 years in Allier and Slavonia oak barrels of 25-50 and 75 hl and the final year in bottle under temperature control.
Characteristics of this Brunello di Montalcino
The Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Col D’Orcia has a ruby red color with deep garnet reflections. The smell is wide and complex with intense ripen red fruits and prune integrated with spices aromas coming from the long aging period in barrels. The taste has a great structure with soft and ripen tannins balanced with mature hint given by the long aging in wood. The aftertaste is full and persistent.
Suggested pairings with this wine of the Col d'Orcia winery
The Brunello di Montalcino wine must be served in wide glasses to help the oxygenation such as the grand ballon. It is perfect with game and with roasted or grilled meats.