Colombaiolo
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
DOCG

75.00

From a single plot among the vineyards of Podere Casisano, in one of the highest and best-quality positions in the hills to the south-east of Montalcino, Colombaiolo combines structure, elegance and harmony.

Casisano Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Colombaiolo is setting the standard of excellence for this lesser known area of Montalcino in the Southeastern quadrant of the appellation near Sant’Antimo.

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Awards

2013James Suckling92 pts
2013Wine Spectator92 pts
2013Wine Enthusiast92 pts
2013Robert Parker92 pts
2013Gambero Rosso2 Bicchieri Rossi
2012Wine Spectator92 pts
2011James Suckling92 pts

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Description

Casisano Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Colombaiolo is setting the standard of excellence for this lesser known area of Montalcino in the Southeastern quadrant of the appellation near Sant’Antimo. We know the anatomy and soul of every old Sangiovese grosso vine in the Colombaiolo vineyard, from the exacting winter pruning through to the hand selection and destemming at harvest to produce our only Brunello Riserva. At among the highest altitudes in Montalcino, the wine will surprise for the finesse that accompanies a richly rewarding bouquet. The 2010 vintage has almost reached adulthood. With proper cellaring, we suggest enjoying between 2021 and 2028.

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Tasting Note

A deep, intense ruby with tinges of garnet, it offers a fine, complex nose, in which the fruit combines with a sweet spiciness deriving from its long aging. On the palate it is austere, with ripe, velvety tannins producing an excellent balance between great structure and elegance. The finish is fresh and harmonious.


Serving Suggestions

Its full-bodied yet elegant style (resulting from its long maturation) make it ideal for accompanying rich dishes such as red meats, braised meats and game, particularly when served with mushrooms or truffles. Excellent with very mature cheeses.


Origin

From specially selected grapes from the finest plot of the Colombaiolo vineyard, one of the highest in the Denomination. The Cordon Spur- trained vines have a density of 5,000 plants per hectare, on soil that is rich in galestro (schistous clay) with insertions of sandstone.


Grapes

Sangiovese Grosso 100%


Vinification and Maturation

Fermentation at a controlled temperature of 28°-30° C in 70 hl wooden vats for 20-25 days, with pumping over daily and long délestages. Maturation for 4 years in 18 and 25 hl Slavonian oak casks, followed by bottle-aging for at least 6 months.


Alcohol

14% by vol.


Serving Temp.

18°C


Bottle Size

0.75l

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Ageing

Brunello rests and refines in the silence of the cellar in large oak barrels from Slavonia, a guarantee of tradition and classical style of this wonderful territory. There are a total of 33 barrels, of which 18 of 73 hl and the rest varies in different measures of capacity from 16, 50 hl to 25, 30 and 32 hl. The result is a selection of great wines, respecting the grape cultivar and the winemaking techniques.

Ageing

Brunello rests and refines in the silence of the cellar in large oak barrels from Slavonia, a guarantee of tradition and classical style of this wonderful territory. There are a total of 33 barrels, of which 18 of 73 hl and the rest varies in different measures of capacity from 16, 50 hl to 25, 30 and 32 hl. The result is a selection of great wines, respecting the grape cultivar and the winemaking techniques.

Vineyard

Casisano Vineyard
The microclimate is ventilated and dry with excellent thermal excursions. This helps to create the ideal conditions to preserve the health of the grapes. The care of the vineyards and the pursuit of raw material excellence is manic. The vineyard is at the center of agricultural management and interventions; we care that each vine is in optimal health, exploiting the self-defense mechanisms of plants and promoting the growth of natural essences along the rows and makes no invasive practice. The soil is periodically moved to aerate and oxygenate the subsurface.

Vineyard

Casisano Vineyard
The microclimate is ventilated and dry with excellent thermal excursions. This helps to create the ideal conditions to preserve the health of the grapes. The care of the vineyards and the pursuit of raw material excellence is manic. The vineyard is at the center of agricultural management and interventions; we care that each vine is in optimal health, exploiting the self-defense mechanisms of plants and promoting the growth of natural essences along the rows and makes no invasive practice. The soil is periodically moved to aerate and oxygenate the subsurface.

Tommasi Naturae

Sustainable Winegrowing

Vineyard

Tommasi has adopted an integrated production system that guarantees the eco-sustainable management of agricultural activities.

Production

– We do not use products of animal origin or containing allergens in the wine production process.
– Optimization of the use of resources and management of the cellar.
– We employ procedures that allow us to work in full respect of the environment, avoiding waste and always recycling when possible.

Packaging

– Organic corks with FSC certification
– Label: FSC certified paper
– Cardboard: recycled paper

Additional information
Annata

2010, 2013, 2015

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