Brunello di Montalcino passer perfekt til det italienske køkken, så server den gerne til pizza, pasta, fjerkræ, sommerretter, simreretter, gris, okse eller lam.
Duften indbyder med aromaer af marmelade og sorte kirsebær, som gør den meget kompleks, og dertil er der tilsat noter af vanilje og krydderier. Smagen er til den intense side med en god syre, og balancen er der kræset for. Yderligere forkæles øjet med den smukke rubinrøde farve med et violet spil.
Made with certified organic fruit, the Col d'Orcia 2017 Brunello di Montalcino definitely shows some of the heat of the vintage, and I think this impression is reinforced by the location of this property on the southern side of the appellation, where temperatures are normally a few degrees higher on average. The winemaking team at this historic estate is not deterred by hot vintages, and their winemaking protocol captures the freshness and brightness of Sangiovese nonetheless. In fact, the alcohol content here measured 14.5%, which is almost contained, compared to some other wines in this report from cooler subzones. A learned comfort with organic farming is key to this wine's detailed aromas of black cherry, crushed rose and Mediterranean herb
This red offers plenty of cherry, strawberry, wild thyme and sage flavors. Starts out on the elegant side, before chewy tannins kick in and show a more robust character. Balanced and long, with tobacco and earth accents on the finish. Best from 2025 through 2042.
The 2017 Brunello di Montalcino wafts up with a dusty display of cherry, wild berries, crushed stone and savory herbs. This is silky and elegant in feel, offering balanced acidity matched by masses of tart red and black berry fruits, along with firming tannins. It’s long, rich and dark with haunting inner florals, but also a surprisingly classic structure. Despite a 30% loss of production in 2017, Col d'Orcia made a balanced and highly enjoyable Brunello.