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Col d'Orcia Cinzano Nearco Toscana IGT 2001

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Production area: Montalcino - Siena - Sant'Angelo in Colle. Hilly lands with Southern - South/Western orientation. Vineyards: Soils of medium weight with some calcareous pebbles. Average height: 350 m above sea level. Season conditions: Vintage characterized by the rough frost of April 16th, which drastically reduced quantities luckily to the advantage of quality. A wave of heat on the last week of July and the first of August considerably anticipated harvest. Grapes: 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet, 20% Syrah. Clones of French origin. Manual harvest with a rigorous selection of the best bunches and a second selection on the cellar selecting table. Vinification: The 3 varieties are fermented separately in 150 hl wide and short stainless steel tanks, in order to have an extended surface of skins-must contact, leading to an optimum extraction of the polyphenolic richness. About 20 days of maceration at a controlled temperature below 30° C. Daily punching down and 2 "délestages" on the 3rd and 5th day of fermentation. Ageing: 18 months in new 225 liter oak barrels from Allier and Tronçais. After the first 12 months of separate ageing, the wines are assembled and the finished blend goes back to the barrels for a further 6 months. After bottling the wine ages in bottle for more than a year before release. MAIN FEATURES

Region: Italy » Tuscany » Toscana Igt

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Winery: Col D Orcia
Color: Red
Variety: Merlot Blend
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Col D Orcia:
The Col D’Orcia estate is one of the oldest companies of Montalcino, being present in 1933 with the name “Fattoria di Sant’Angelo in Colle” at the First Exhibition of Italian wines held in Siena, with three vintages of Brunello. The origin of the estate dates back to the first half of the XVIII century when the noble family Delle Ciaia of Siena established an estate in the area of Sant’Angelo i... Read more
The Col D’Orcia estate is one of the oldest companies of Montalcino, being present in 1933 with the name “Fattoria di Sant’Angelo in Colle” at the First Exhibition of Italian wines held in Siena, with three vintages of Brunello. The origin of the estate dates back to the first half of the XVIII century when the noble family Delle Ciaia of Siena established an estate in the area of Sant’Angelo in Colle which increased year by year. In the second half of the nineteenth century the ownership was passed to the Servadio family and subsequently to the Franceschi family. In 1973 Count Alberto Marone Cinzano took over the company, with the aim to contribute to the development and success of Montalcino and its Brunello on world markets. From 1977 the company has been under the direction of Edoardo Virano and from 1992 the Col D’Orcia estate is presided over by Count Francesco Marone Cinzano. Read less

Production area: Montalcino - Siena - Sant'Angelo in Colle. Hilly lands with Southern - South/Western orientation. Vineyards: Soils of medium weight with some calcareous pebbles. Average height: 350 m above sea level. Season conditions: Vintage characterized by the rough frost of April 16th, which drastically reduced quantities luckily to the advantage of quality. A wave of heat on the last week of July and the first of August considerably anticipated harvest. Grapes: 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet, 20% Syrah. Clones of French origin. Manual harvest with a rigorous selection of the best bunches and a second selection on the cellar selecting table. Vinification: The 3 varieties are fermented separately in 150 hl wide and short stainless steel tanks, in order to have an extended surface of skins-must contact, leading to an optimum extraction of the polyphenolic richness. About 20 days of maceration at a controlled temperature below 30° C. Daily punching down and 2 "délestages" on the 3rd and 5th day of fermentation. Ageing: 18 months in new 225 liter oak barrels from Allier and Tronçais. After the first 12 months of separate ageing, the wines are assembled and the finished blend goes back to the barrels for a further 6 months. After bottling the wine ages in bottle for more than a year before release. MAIN FEATURES

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