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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Col d'Orcia Rosso di Montalcino 2010
Col d'Orcia Rosso di Montalcino 2010
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Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
James Suckling rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Rosso di Montalcino, made with 100% Sangiovese, is deep ruby red with purple reflections. It displays fresh, intense aromas of ripe fruit infused with spice from the oak. It is full-bodied and fruit forward, structured by supple tannins.

Best when served slightly cooler than room temperature. Well-matched with veal, pork and poultry dishes, as well as duck and goose.

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About Col d'Orcia:

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 Francesco Marone Cinzano, with day-to-day operations directed by Edoardo Virano.

Winemaking at Col d'Orcia is entrusted to chief enologist Pablo Harri, whom many contemporary wine experts credit with being one of Tuscany's foremost experts in the art of making outstanding Brunello di Montalcino wines. Maurizio Castelli serves as consulting enologist.

Integrity is the cornerstone of Col d'Orcia's prestigious reputation. Low yields are maintained through methods such as winter pruning and "green harvesting" and all grapes are hand picked and vinified with the utmost care to ensure the level of quality upon which Col d'Orcia has built its reputation.