Fossacolle Brunello di Montalcino 2016 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Fossacolle Brunello di Montalcino 2016
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Fossacolle Brunello di Montalcino 2016

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750ml
$64.99
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Category Red Wine
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Region Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Fossacolle
Alcohol/vol 15%

Owner Sergio Marchetti belongs to an old patriarchal family of the 18th century. The family’s descendants have lived and farmed on this land for generations. In the 1980s, the owner of the lands gifted Fossacolle to the family when he sold the properties. Fossacolle is four hectares of vineyards in the medieval town of Tavernelle in southern Montalcino. This area benefits from the wind of nearby Maremma which creates a perfect climate to grow and to mature grapes. Sergio and his family manage the vineyards and his son-in-law, Adriano Bambagioni, with the help of his son Stefano, carry out all the enological and commercial aspects of Fossacolle.  

The Fossacolle Brunello di Montalcino is made from 31-41 year old vines, very old, with spurred cordon trellising.  The soils are medium textured, soil tending to clay and limestone with some layers of tuff. Fermented in stainless steel tanks for 22 days (30-32°C), followed by a long maceration with frequent pumping over and delestages. Malolactic fermentation takes place in concrete vats, then the wine is aged in traditional Slavonian oak barrels (25 HL) and French oak barriques for 24 months, followed by 12 months in concrete and 8 months in bottle.

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The Fossacolle 2016 Brunello di Montalcino opens to a charming level of intensity and purity. This wine really jumped out at me thanks to the chiseled and sharp quality of fruit and the lingering acidity and power one receives on the finish. It undergoes both its primary and secondary fermentation in cement and is racked into French and Slavonian oak (of various sizes) for two years. Everything just works here, and the wine delivers great harmony between its fruit, spice, acidity and structure. Production is 17,000 bottles.

Monica Larner, November 30, 2020
James Suckling
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"A full-bodied, firmly structured red with dried cranberries, dried earth, leather and smoke on the nose. Fresh and sour cherries on the palate, alongside firm, chewy and tobacco-like tannins. Better after 2024."


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