Castello di Romitorio "Filo di Seta" Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015
(Tuscany, Italy) - [WA 96] [JS 96]
Regular price $155.00 Sale price $99.99 Save $55.01
About the Winery:
Castello Romitorio was acquired by current owner/winemaker Filippo Chia's father, renowned painter and sculptor Sandro Chia, in 1984. Chia's first wine was bottled in 1984 and, because of the "anti-economical" care that went into it, turned out to be exceptional from the start. The success of his wine surely is the result of his artistic perfectionism - as he said, "I made it much as I paint a picture, and all that paid off."
The estate owns 18 hectares under vine (five hectares at Castelnuovo dell'Abate and 13 hectares in Montalcino's northeast quadrant, where the estate is located), with in-house viticulturist Stefano Martini, who has lived at Casanuova di Romitorio since the age of 14, and legendary consulting enologist Carlo Ferrini (of Casanova di Neri, Castello di Brolio and Giodo fame).
It is ruby red with orange tinges it speaks of red berries with saline undertones which then turn to the scent of roses and crushed violets becoming impressive on the nose. The taste is dynamic and extremely pleasant. It is a full bodied wine embracing warm, soft tones and elegant, ultra fine tannins that build on the palate with a cool, sleek texture and style. The progression of its taste is astounding and has a long and powerful finish.
Ratings & Reviews96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"We didn't see this wine in 2014, so it's nice to have it back. The Castello Romitorio 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Filo di Seta is born in a unique vineyard site that is characterized by a greater presence of schist or slate-like shards in the soils. These conditions contribute to the sharp and focused aromas you get here. Pencil shaving and granite rock come to mind. However, the wine is equally expressive when it comes to its ample fruit and floral profile, and there's enough spice and soft leather or tobacco to hold it all neatly together in one happy package. It ages in oak for 30 months. This wine marks an ideal marriage between vintage and soil. The wine was released in January 2020, and 7,472 bottles were made." - Monica Larner (Jan 2020)
96 Points - James Suckling:
"Extremely perfumed and pure on the nose with bright and vivid, crushed cherry and berry character. Full body. Tight and poised with rich yet polished tannins and an ever so long finish. Needs at least three or four years to come together. Better after 2021." (7 Sep, 2019)