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Tenuta Collosorbo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2009

Sangiovese from Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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Aromas of stewed fruit, prune and hay lead the nose on this brawny wine. The savory but monolithic palate offers dried cherry, fig, licorice and tobacco alongside velvety tannins.
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Tenuta Collosorbo

Tenuta Collosorbo

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Tenuta Collosorbo, Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
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There are few Montalcino wineries with as noble or as long a history as Tenuta Collosorbo. The Ciacci family has been involved in winemaking in the Montalcino area since the late 1800s.

The family expanded their holdings, between the ancient abbey of Sant’Angelo in Colle and Castelnuovo dell’Abate—unquestionably some of Montalcino’s finest terroir—over the years until in 1995, it was split among different parts of the family. Collosorbo was born from this division, having originally been part of the historic Tenuta di Sesta estate.

What sets Collosorbo apart from other Brunello wineries is its unrivaled terroir. The estate’s three very distinct soils, while found separately in the Brunello appellation, are rarely, if ever, found under one winemaking ‘roof.’

Winemaking at the estate follows a natural rhythm and wines are crafted with as little intervention as possible—a breath of fresh air considering the obsession with technology we’ve seen expressed in so many cellars in Toscana. A collection of mostly old neutral foudres allows the wines to evolve slowly in the family’s cool cellar, built by hand ages ago beneath the walls of the estate’s ancient castle.

Even though Collosorbo’s winemaking roots reach back centuries, winemakers Lucia Sardo Suterra and Laura Sardo Suterra have brought Brunello here into the 21st century by simply focusing on the basics. Respecting and nurturing the estate’s exceptional terroir and focusing on Sangiovese Grosso as Brunello’s single grape make for compelling, convincing wines.


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Famous for its bold, layered and long-lived red, Brunello di Montalcino, the town of Montalcino is about 70 miles south of Florence, and has a warmer and drier climate than that of its neighbor, Chianti. The Sangiovese grape is king here, as it is in Chianti, but Montalcino has its own clone called Brunello.

The Brunello vineyards of Montalcino blanket the rolling hills surrounding the village and fan out at various elevations, creating the potential for Brunello wines expressing different styles. From the valleys, where deeper deposits of clay are found, come wines typically bolder, more concentrated and rich in opulent black fruit. The hillside vineyards produce wines more concentrated in red fruits and floral aromas; these sites reach up to over 1,600 feet and have shallow soils of rocks and shale.

Brunello di Montalcino by law must be aged a minimum of four years, including two years in barrel before realease and once released, typically needs more time in bottle for its drinking potential to be fully reached. The good news is that Montalcino makes a “baby brother” version. The wines called Rosso di Montalcino are often made from younger vines, aged for about a year before release, offer extraordinary values and are ready to drink young.


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The perfect intersection of bright fruit and savory earthiness, Sangiovese is the backbone variety in Tuscany. While it is best known as the chief component of Chianti, it reaches the height of its power and intensity in the complex, long-lived Brunello di Montalcino. Elsewhere throughout Italy, it can make inexpensive wines for daily consumption ranging from inoffensive to deliciously easy. On the French island of Corsica, under the name Nielluccio, it produces excellent bright and refreshing red and rosé wines with a personality of their own. Sangiovese has also enjoyed moderate popularity in California and Washington State over the last few decades.

In the Glass

Sangiovese is a medium-bodied red with savory flavors of tart cherry, plum, tomato, fresh tobacco, anise, thyme, oregano, and dried earth. High-quality, well-aged examples will take on notes of smoke, clay pot, leather, gamey meat, potpourri, and dried fruits. Corsican Nielluccio is distinguished by a subtle perfume of dried flowers.

Perfect Pairings

Sangiovese is the ultimate pizza and pasta red—its high acidity, moderate alcohol, and grainy tannins create an affinity with tomato-based dishes, spicy meats, and anything off the barbecue.

Sommelier Secret

Although it is the star variety of Tuscany, cult-classic “Super-Tuscan” wines may contain no Sangiovese at all! Since the 1970s, local winemakers have been producing big, bold wines (with price tags to match) that are typically monovarietal or a blend of one or more of several international varieties—usually Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, or Syrah—with or without Sangiovese.

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