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Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino 1996

Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino 1996

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

Price: $47.49 $43.99
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Item No. 40117
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1995
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

COLOR: Intense ruby red, with slight garnet hues

BOUQUET: Ample and complex with notes of ripe wild berries and overtones of vanilla and liquorice

FLAVOR: Full and intense, with hints of leather, tobacco and cocoa, full ripe berries and strong tannins

SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Red meat, braised and stewed meats, game and mature cheeses

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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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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Sangiovese

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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