Fossacolle Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2017 (Tuscany, Italy) - [WA 93] [JS 90]
Fossacolle Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2017 (Tuscany, Italy) - [WA 93] [JS 90]

Fossacolle Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2017
(Tuscany, Italy) - [WA 93] [JS 90]


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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 color with burgundy hue and concentrated scent, enveloping, ethereal with hints of black cherry, wild berry and vanilla.

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

93 Points - Wine Advocate:
"The Fossacolle 2017 Brunello di Montalcino is a solid and silky wine that manages and captures the heat and concentration of the vintage. The wine opens to some ripeness, with hints of dark cherry and baked strawberry, but these results are not heavy or overdone. Those dark fruit tones segue to spice, rum cake, wild rose and potting soil. The transitions between these various sensations are smooth, and the palate offers good structure with little astringency. The team at Fossacolle did a good job with this wine. 16,000 bottles were produced." - Monica Larner (Feb 2022)

90 Points - James Suckling:
"Ripe berries and cherries and lots of sweetness. Dried flowers, too. Full-bodied and chewy with intense tannins and lots of fruit. It’s a big Brunello that needs time to soften. Drink in 2023." (Oct 2021)