Fossacolle Brunello di Montalcino 2013, Tuscany

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Fossacolle Brunello di Montalcino 2013, Tuscany
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Sangiovese is the grape of Tuscany and Brunello di Montalcino is the boldest expression of the grape.

This example is from Tavernelle, halfway between Florence and Rome, in central-south Montalcino. 2013 saw a good proportion of rain and shine resulting in well-balanced wines and 10% high yield than the previous vintage and similarities to wines of the 1980s.

Expect ripe and dried red berry flavours along with some spicy notes.
The complexity, noteworthy silky tannins and savoury finish coupled with fresh acidity mean that this Sangiovese pairs perfectly with tomato-based food, roasted meats and hard cheese.

Fossacolle has produced an excellent set of new releases. At the top of the list is the 2013 Brunello di Montalcino, which exhibits a spectacular level of inner balance and positive energy. There is a level of aromatic happiness or brightness here that denotes carefully ripened Sangiovese grapes. In other words, you can taste that the fruit has not been stressed by adverse weather conditions. The 2013 vintage is indeed harmonious across the board, and this wine demonstrates that fact. Monica Larner, Wine Advocate
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Percentage Alcohol

14.0

Region

Montalcino

Grape Variety

Sangiovese

Country

Italy

Style

ArrayFull-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2013

Food Match

ArrayBeef, Lamb, Mediterranean

Vegetarian

Vegetarian

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The Producer

The Fossacolle estate has four hectares of vineyards, 2.5 of which are destined for Brunello. It is in south-central Montalcino, Tuscany and owned by Sergio Marchetti, whose family has been there since the 1700s.

The Winemaker

Sergio Marchetti's son-in-law, Adriano Bambagion and his son Stefano now make Fossacolle's wines. Adriano learned his trade during the 10 years he worked with Giacomo Tachis, Italy's 'father of wine', and this comes across in the supple tannins of the Brunello.

The Region

The vineyards are located at 300 metres above sea level and south facing. Perfect to ripen the Sangiovese grapes to their full potential. The wine is aged for one year in big oak casks, then a second year in one year old French oak barriques. After the oak ageing, it spent a further year in cement tanks followed by eight months in bottle.
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