Nearco 2004 - Wine Spectator/ Aromas of crushed berries, such as raspberry and strawberry, lead to a medium body, with fine tannins and lightly chewy finish.Add winemaker's notes
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Nearco 2004 - Wine Spectator/ Aromas of crushed berries, such as raspberry and strawberry, lead to a medium body, with fine tannins and lightly chewy finish.
Col d’Orcia is the feted producer of one of Italy’s most revered red wines: Brunello di Montalcino. Situated near the medieval hilltop village of Montalcino in Tuscany’s Siena province, the estate has a rich winemaking history that dates back to the 1700s. In the hands of the Cinzano family since 1973, Col d’Orcia is owned by Count Francesco Marone Cinzano, who oversees day-to-day operations with estate manager, Edoardo Virano. Winemaking is entrusted to chief enologist Pablo Harri, whom many contemporary wine experts credit with being Tuscany’s foremost expert in the art of making outstanding Brunello di Montalcino wines. Production Area Sant’Angelo in Colle, a hilly area approximately 350 meters (1,200 feet) above sea level, enjoying a south-southwest exposure near Montalcino in the province of Siena, Tuscany. Soil here is of medium weight with some calcareous pebbles. Grape Varieties 50% Merlot; 30% Cabernet Sauvignon; 20% Syrah. Clones of French origin. Vinification Manual harvest with rigorous selection of the best bunches and a second selection on the cellar selecting table. The three grape varieties are fermented separately in 150 hl. stainless steel tanks to obtain optimal skin/juice contact, delicate tannins and color extraction. Fermentation on the skins lasts 20 days at controlled temperatures below 86°F (30°C). Daily punching down and 2 “delestages” (or rack and returns) on the 3rd and 5th day of fermentation. Color Dense, dark, with brilliant violet reflections Bouquet Intense and intriguing; spicy accents characteristic of Cabernet are rendered more delicate by the striking fruit of the Merlot, with both varieties enriched by clove notes derived from the Syrah and the vanilla perfume from the oak Taste Beautifully balanced; powerful tannins from the Cabernet are nicely woven into the luscious body supplied by the Merlot and Syrah; an impressively structured wine with multi-dimensional flavors, all brought together with elegance and finesse Alcohol 14% Serving Suggestions Splendid with steaks, roasts and hearty red meat dishes.
Nearco 2004 - 93 Points, Wine Enthusiast/ This exciting vintage of Nearco shows excellent harmony and concentration with aromas of cherry, blackberry, prune, spice and toasted wood. The wine is smooth, velvety, rich and extremely succulent. In fact, its natural softness is what makes it exceptional.
Nearco 2003 - 92 Points, Wine Enthusiast / Thick in extraction, Nearco is a ripe and meaty red with thick layers of blueberry, blackberry, coffee, tobacco, ink, vanilla, spice and cigar box that peel off one solid layer after the other. Nothing is understated here and the wine hits the palate with determined tannins.
Nearco 2006 - 88 points, Wine Spectator Online/ Though marked by new oak, this is well-balanced and boasts black cherry and blackberry flavors, with some tobacco and tea accents on the dry finish...Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
Nearco 2005 - 91 Points, Wine Enthusiast/ The oak note is still a bit pungent here and the wine needs three or four more years of cellaring before reaching harmony. Beyond that, however, this super Tuscan blend offers a solid base of blackberry, spice, leather and tobacco.
/ Soft inviting aromas of sweet vanilla before blackberry, black raspberry, chocolate, and smoky oak continue as fresh, round flavors with the addition of spice, good acidity, and fine, supple tannins. It has nice balance, richness, and a sweet note, is well put together, and will be very popular. Tasty.
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