Col d'Orcia Rosso di Montalcino 2007
Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.4%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Deep ruby red with purple reflections. Fresh, intense aromas of ripe fruit infused with spice from the oak. Full-bodied and fruit forward, structured by supple tannins.
The 2007 Rosso di Montalcino is an intense, deep wine with an expansive core of dark fruit. The generous quality of the vintage is on full display in this big Rosso. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2012.
Proprietor Francesco Marone Cinzano makes powerful wines imbued with notable pedigree from his extensive holdings in the southern reaches of Montalcino.
The Wine Advocate
"Good saturated dark red. Complex nose melds very ripe red cherry, plum, herbs and a hint of earth, all lifted by oak spice and a peppery nuance. At once fat and juicy, this suave, stylish wine shows a lush texture and deep flavors of red and black fruits. Persistent and perfumed on the very long, peppery finish. This wine will undoubtedly gain complexity and depth with another six months, though it's such an enjoyably sweet fruit bomb you may not want to defer gratification. Extremely well done for an entry-level Rosso."
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Col d'Orcia is the internationally celebrated producer of one of Italy's most revered red wines, Brunello di Montalcino. Situated on the outskirts of the medieval hilltop village of Montalcino in Tuscany's Siena province, the estate has a rich winemaking history that dates back to the 1700's. In the hands of the Cinzano family since 1973, Col d'Orcia is owned today by Count...
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Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...
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