Fossacolle Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016 (Tuscany, Italy) - [WA 95] [JD 95] [JS 94]

Fossacolle Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016
(Tuscany, Italy) - [WA 95] [JD 95] [JS 94]


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About the winery: 
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.

Notes from the Winemaker:
A wonderful long maturing red wine, high expression of the tradition in Montalcino's wines productions. It has an intense ruby colour with burgundy hue and concentrated scent, enveloping, ethereal with hints of black cherry, wild berry and vanilla. The flavour is strong, quite tannic in youth, soft and persistent. Serve at 18°C in large glasses; it can be served with red and white roast meats, poultry, game and aged cheese.

Vinfication:
Manual harvest, fermentation and maceration in stainless steel at controlled temperature (24°-28° C) with daily pumping over and délestage; at the end of alcoholic fermentation, post-maceration period is continued bringing the temperature to 29° C; after racking, even with its fine lees, wine is transferred into oak barrels where malolactic fermentation will carry out and will undergo weekly batonnage for the next 4 months; it will age in wood for 20 months


Ratings & Reviews


95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"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 (Nov 30, 2020)

95 Points - Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2016 Brunello has lifted aromas of pine, menthol, dried red plum, and cedar. The palate is pure and energetic with crisp red cherry, dried violets, amaro, and youthful, grippy tannins. I love its classic, angular, pure style. Fossacolle is located in Tavernelle where they farm their small, four-hectare estate. The 2016 was aged for two years in French and Slavonian oak. Drink 2022-2034."  - Audrey Frick (3/21)

94 Points - James Suckling:
"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." (Nov 2020)