Seller: rarewinemerchant (124) 100%, Location: Artarmon, Ships to: AU, Item: 142180890366 HOTLINE: 0409 121 151 Collemattoni Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2011 Collemattoni Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2011 Collemattoni Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2011 Collemattonis 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is rich and exuberant, but also very nicely done. The intensity of the vintage comes through loud and clear. Although the 2011 is very ripe, the wines mid-weight sense of structure balances out some of that raciness. Sweet red cherries, dried flowers, anise and tobacco add the final shades of nuance. This is an attractive Brunello to drink now and over the next handful of years, maybe longer. 90 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous Dark red. Almost decadent aromas of superripe red cherry, marzipan, sweet brown spices and licorice. Then opulent and creamy-rich on the palate too, offering perfumed flavors of red cherries macerated in alcohol, peach, apricot and white pepper. Finishes big and lush, with a whiff of alcoholic warmth. This extremely impressive Rosso is made in an almost porty style thats not my favorite but will undoubtedly have many admirers. 90 points Ian DAgata, Vinous Appellation: Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita Grape: Sangiovese Density of plants: 4500 plants/ha. Altitude: 350/400 m above the sea level Soil: sandy clay with fossils and marl Vinification: removal of grape stalks, soft pressing, fermentation in stainless steel casks at controlled temperature of 28- 30°C, maceration on the skins for 20-25 days with extracting technique made with delestage (one a week) and pumping over (decreasing along the process). Method of aging: aged for 3 and half year in Slavonian 32Hl oak barrels, then other 4 months in bottles for refining. Aging potential: 10-20 years according to vintage. Colour: brilliant red with burgundy reflects. Bouquet: penetrating with memories of wild black fruits, black cherry and noble wood. Taste: warm, dry and persistent. Accompanies: wine of great body and elegance. It can be served with all our best dishes of the Tuscan tradition: in particular with roasted meat, game, braised meat and ripe cheeses like Pecorino cheese. Collemattoni is a tiny 7 hectare estate planted exclusively with Sangiovese Grosso vines in San Angelo in Colle, on the southern side of the hill of Montalcino, nestling above the famous and rather larger Col dOrcia vineyards (145 hectares). The first records mentioning the Bucci family in the Parish of Sant’Angelo in Colle date back to 1798 when Giuseppe Bucci, farmer and father of a large family appeared in village records. Today Marcello Bucci, who studied oenology under Signora Fuligni (Roberto Fulignis aunt), manages the estate and is making wonderfully good wines which have rapidly increased both in quality and international recognition. The wines from these vineyards are fuller and riper, though perhaps marginally less fine than, say, Fulignis, but what they lack in finesse is more than compensated for in the pricing, making Collemattoni one of the best value wines of the region. They own 4 vineyards located in different areas around the village of Montalcino: Di Sesta: 3 Ha, Southeast facing, elevation of 350m; La Cava: 1.5 Ha, Southeast facing, elevation of 330m Fontelontano: 0.45 Ha, Southeast facing, elevation of 380m; Di Casa: South/Southwest facing, elevation of 420m Shipping Shipping: Freight - RareWines is able to deliver to the majority of Australian suburbs using various courier companies as well as Australia Post. All packages dispatched are insured to their full purchase price and will be either replaced or the purchase price refunded in the event of loss or damage in transit. - Items purchased will only be dispatched to the registered address as it appears on Ebay. 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