Col d'Orcia Rosso di Montalcino 2011

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

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Item No. 128948
  • red wine
  • ST90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

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

  • 10%
  • 16+%
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%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • WS85
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Winemaker's Notes

Dense ruby red with youthful violet reflections. The typical fruit of great Sangiovese (plum and lily) is elegantly balanced by the noble spices acquired by the aging in barrique. Its richness and complexity is worthy of a great Brunello while its varietal freshness is still remarkable. The typical intriguing fruit of great Sangiovese, gracefully framed by thepleasant spices of the barrique. Rich, harmonious and full-bodied, with supple tannins.

Enjoy with stews, casseroles, red meat entrées, risottos and pasta in tomato-based sauces.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright red. Archetypal sangiovese aromas of redcurrant, sour red cherry, fresh herbs and minerals. Light and lively, with very fresh small red berry flavors lifted by bright acidity. Finishes only moderately long and complex but this wine is already so yummy that it's hard to put the glass back down. A textbook example of what a great Rosso di Montalcino ought to be."
90 Points

Learn About Col d'Orcia Map ItMap It

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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