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Collosorbo Brunello di Montalcino 2016
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This is a red wine imageCollosorbo Brunello di Montalcino 2016

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Wine Enthusiast 96
WE TOP 100 2021 Rank 7
Editor's Choice
"Balsamic aromas of camphor and cedar align with ripe plum, underbrush and new leather in this full-bodied red. On the concentrated, enveloping palate, tightly knit, fine-grained tannins accompany ripe Marasca cherry, blood orange, vanilla and licorice before a tobacco close. Fresh acidity lifts the dense richness. Drink 20242036."

Decanter 96
World Wine Awards
Intense and complex nose with black cherries, cinnamon and dried red roses over hay and spicy ... read more
This is a red wine
Item ID: #41119
Location at store:98d
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by vol: 14.5%

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Wine Enthusiast 96
WE TOP 100 2021 Rank 7
Editor's Choice
"Balsamic aromas of camphor and cedar align with ripe plum, underbrush and new leather in this full-bodied red. On the concentrated, enveloping palate, tightly knit, fine-grained tannins accompany ripe Marasca cherry, blood orange, vanilla and licorice before a tobacco close. Fresh acidity lifts the dense richness. Drink 20242036."

Decanter 96
World Wine Awards
Intense and complex nose with black cherries, cinnamon and dried red roses over hay and spicy undertones. Exuberant palate, full-bodied with freshness and firm structure.

James Suckling 94
"Plum, cedar and walnut aromas and flavors with some milk-chocolate and cappuccino undertones. Its medium-to full-bodied with a tight, focused palate and a flavorful finish. Drink after 2023."

Vinous Media 92
"The 2016 Collosorbo Brunello di Montalcino wafts up a rich display of crushed wild berries, exotic brown and balsamic spice, along with rubbed sage and cedar box. Its juicy and energetic with masses of sweet cherry and blackberries fleshing out across the palate, leaving a subtle layer of minerals and fine tannins adding a bit of a grippy feel. The 2016 is classically dry, yet not severely tannic, instead tapering off to a mix of sour citrus, red currants and hints of licorice. This may not be a Brunello for the ages, but it will provide a lot of enjoyment over the next five to ten years. -- Eric Guido"

Jeb Dunnuck 92
"The 2016 Brunello is ripe with black and blue fruits, of plum, blackberry, vanilla, and crushed lavender aromatics. Fruit-forward and opulent in its ripeness, it is fleshy, round, and plush in its texture. These are wines with generosity and are perfect for early drinking and those seeking a polished modern style. Approachable now though, it will be wonderful over the next 8-10 years. 2021-2031."

The Wine
The Brunello di Montalcino is obtained from the meticulous selection of Sangiovese grapes from the estates best vineyards. It is the product of diligent and thorough fieldwork and of focused operations in the wine cellar which preserve the essence of the Sangiovese grape and exalt the qualities of a wine which every bottle reflects over history and time.

A classically poised, precise Sangiovese from the regions most expressive terroirs. Aged in a combination of Slavonian and French oak casks (from 12HL to 54HL) for two years; aged in bottle for one year.

The Estate
Collosorbos 30 hectares of south-facing vineyards lie on the road to SantAngelo in Colle from Castelnuovo dellAbate. The estate, always property of the Ciacci family since its founding in the 1850s, was once part of the larger Tenuta di Sesta farm, which was composed of 180 hectares of mainly woodlands, olive groves, wheatfields, and pasture. These days, the family focus is wine, and though the new generation has taken over the reins at the winery, the focus remains on traditionally made Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino.

Collosorbos estate vineyards combine three of the regions soil types: red clay, gray galestro, and sandy limestone a very rare occurrence in Montalcino. Vineyard practices at the estate are meticulous, with the object of attaining the healthiest and most mature grapes possible, so that a minimalist approach can be employed in the cellar. Grapes are harvested by hand into small crates, and are then lightly crushed and fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel. All of Collosorbos wines are matured in neutral oak foudres, allowing a slow maturation in the familys cool cellar, built by hand beneath the walls of the estates ancient castle.

At the helm of the estate is a power trio of three passionate and knowledgeable women: owner, Giovanna Ciacci and her daughters: winemaker-oenologist, Laura Sutera Sardo, and agronomist and marketing manager, Lucia Sutera Sardo.

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CollosorboCollosorbo's 35 hectares of south-facing vineyards lie directly across the road from Ciacci Piccolomini, between Sant'Angelo in Colle and Castelnuovo dell'Abate. The estate, which totals 180 hectares of mainly woodlands, olive groves, wheatfields, and pasture, is bordered to the south by the Orcia river, and to the east by Monte Amiata. The family acquired their holdings over many years until 1995 when the estate was split among different parts of the family and Collosorbo (originally part of the Tenuta di Sesta estate) was born!

Collosorbo's estate vineyards combine three of the region's soil types: red clay, gray 'galestro', and sandy limestone – a very rare occurrence in Montalcino. Vineyard practices at the estate are meticulous, with the object of attaining the healthiest and most mature grapes possible, so that a minimalist approach can be employed in the cellar. Grapes are harvested by hand into small crates, and are then lightly crushed and fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel. All of Collosorbo's wines are matured in neutral oak foudres, allowing a slow maturation in the family's cool cellar, built by hand beneath the walls of the estate's ancient castle.

At the helm of the estate is a power trio of three passionate and knowledgeable women: owner, Giovanna Ciacci and her daughters: winemaker-oenologist, Laura Sutera Sardo, and agronomist and marketing manager, Lucia Sutera Sardo.

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