Col d'Orcia literally means hill overlooking the Orcia river, which marks the border of the territory of South West production of Brunello di Montalcino, the company name is intrinsically linked to the location where the vineyards are planted.
Col d'Orcia is a traditional producer of Brunello di Montalcino. The decision to continue to use oak barrels from Slavonia was taken many years ago, well before the debate between modernists and traditionalists producers began. Tradition means respect for the essence of Sangiovese di Montalcino that resides in the potential for aging, improvement of the wine through the long stay in the wood and the resulting aging in the bottle. Even today, Col d'Orcia, Brunello di Montalcino is aged for 3 full years in large oak casks before bottling and is held in the basement 1 year prior to exit the market.
Ruby red color with garnet reflections. Large and inviting nose, with typical notes of ripe berries and plum, enhanced by spices of the oak. Intense, fine with ripe tannins and pleasant. Structure of great complexity. Long aftertaste, warm and savory, with fruity notes.