Col d'Orcia Rosso Degli Spezieri 2010
Spezieri 2011 - 89 points, Wine Spectator Online/ A spicy style, offering black pepper, cinnamon and cherry flavors, with a lingering tobacco note. Solidly structured, delivering a lasting mineral aftertaste. Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.Add winemaker's notes
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Spezieri 2011 - 89 points, Wine Spectator Online/ A spicy style, offering black pepper, cinnamon and cherry flavors, with a lingering tobacco note. Solidly structured, delivering a lasting mineral aftertaste. Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Spezieri 2011 - 87 points, Wine Enthusiast/ This easy going blended red from Tuscany opens with bright cherry and blackberry aromas against a backdrop of bitter almond and a touch of Indian spice. The fresh acidity makes this a perfect pasta wine.
Spezieri 2009 - 4 stars, Restaurant Wine/ Supple in texture, full bodied, and well balanced, this is a moderately intense blend, with light tannin and a long finish, tasting of cherry jam, herbs, honey, and plum.
Spezieri 2008 - 88 Points, Wine Advocate/ The 2008 Spezieri is a delicious, harmonious red from Col d’Orcia, one of Montalcino’s top producers. A blend of 40% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot, 20% Ciliegiolo and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine offers excellent definition and a long, polished close. Sweet cherries, tobacco and earthiness linger on the finish. This is a terrific value in Tuscan red. Listed among “Italy’s Finest Wine Values.”
Spezieri 2009 - 88 Points, Wine Advocate / ...The 2009 Spezieri is a fresh, vinous offering laced with attractive red fruits...delicious, soft, entry-level wine... Col d'Orcia, one of Montalcino's historic properties, is located in Sant'Angelo in Colle in the southern part of the appellation.
Col d’Orcia is the internationally celebrated producer of one of Italy’s most revered red wines, Brunello di Montalcino. Located on the outskirts of the medieval hilltop village of Montalcino in Tuscany’s Siena province, the estate has a rich winemaking history dating back to the 1700s. Col d’Orcia literally means the hill overlooking the Orcia River which marks the southwest border of the Brunello di Montalcino area. Col d’Orcia is owned today by Count Francesco Marone Cinzano. Spezieri is named after the spice blenders in Renaissance Florence, called Spezieri. Spice-blending was an art-form and the Spezieri were masters. This wine is composed of Sangiovese with another traditional Tuscan grape, Ciliegiolo grown on the Col d’Orcia estate. This masterful blend yields a young, fruity, approachable wine, perfect for everyday enjoyment. Because of its composition, it is a very versatile wine in terms of food pairing and is also delicious chilled in summer. Production Area Tuscany, Italy. Grape Varieties 85% Sangiovese, 15% Ciliegiolo The Ciliegiolo, an indigenous Tuscan variety, gives fresh aromas of ripe black cherry and balances the potential austerity of Sangiovese. Vinification Maceration occurs on the skins for 8-10 days at carefully controlled temperatures of fermentation below 78° F in order to preserve the intense and characteristic depth of the fruit. The malolactic fermentation immediately follows the alcoholic fermentation. Early bottling ensures the preservation of the wine’s freshness. Color Very intense ruby red, with vivid purple reflections. Bouquet Fruity, vinous an intense with clear fruity scents of ripe wild berries. Taste Full, soft and persistent with pleasant and ripe tannins. Long and fruity aftertaste. Alcohol 13.5% Serving Suggestions Wonderfully versatile! Excellent with both red and white meat dishes, vegetarian entrees, and medium to aged cheeses. Also delicious chilled for summer!
/ Soft aromas of sweet dark fruit: cherry, raspberry, and currant plus a hint of strawberry repeat as fresh, bright, somewhat tart flavors plus firm, fine, dry tannin before a medium-broad, medium-long finish. Well put together.
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