Fossacolle Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013 (Tuscany, Italy) - [WA 94] [VM 92] [JS 92]

Fossacolle Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013
(Tuscany, Italy) - [WA 94] [VM 92] [JS 92]


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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.

Tasting Notes:
Of intense ruby color, our Brunello shows on the palate alluring aromas of very ripe red berries and delicate spices, while the full body is gratifying and persistent, with outstanding minerality. Remarkable tannins, soft and creamy in texture, confer concentration and aging potential to this wine, a real “Cru” of great distinctiveness.

Technical Information

Grape: 100% Sangiovese grosso
Fermentation and maceration: 18 days
Ageing: Aged in French and Slavonian oak casks of 25 hl for 24 months and in second usage French barriques of 225 l; in concrete vats for the last 12 months
pH: 3,55
Alcohol content: 14,5%
Total acidity: 5,5 gr/l
Total bottles produced: 12,700


Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Fossacolle has produced an excellent set of new releases. At the top of the list is the 2013 Brunello di Montalcino, which exhibits a spectacular level of inner balance and positive energy. There is a level of aromatic happiness or brightness here that denotes carefully ripened Sangiovese grapes. In other words, you can taste that the fruit has not been stressed by adverse weather conditions. The 2013 vintage is indeed harmonious across the board, and this wine demonstrates that fact." - Monica Larner (Feb 2018)

92 Points - Vinous Media:
"Good deep ruby-red. Spicy aromas of blackberry, licorice and coffee. Ripe, lush and deep, showing lovely lift to the violet, licorice and dark berry flavors, this finishes firmly structured and long on the aftertaste. Seems a little clenched to me in the midpalate and needs years in the cellar to expand fully." - Ian d'Agata (Apr 2018)

92 Points - James Suckling:
"Aromas of cherry, coffee and orange peel follow through to a medium to full body, round and velvety tannins and a juicy finish. A delicious wine already but needs a year or two to come together." (Nov 2017)