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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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Winery: Fossacolle
Varietal: 100% Sangiovese Grosso
Region: Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750 ml

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Product Code: FOSSACOLLEBRUNELLO16-W

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ETA: September 2021

Notes from the Winemaker:
Our Brunello di Montalcino is produced with Sangiovese Grosso grapes.
The bunches are rigorously selected for quality and hand-picked into small boxes. Following a gentle pressing, the must undergoes a pre-fermentation at low temperatures in steel and wood fermenters. The alcoholic fermentation takes place rigorously under temperature controlled conditions for 22 days at 30-32°C.

An extended maceration and frequent pump-overs, punch-downs and delestages optimize the extraction from the skins. The malolactic fermentation is completed in concrete vats before the wine’s ageing phase, for a total of 24 months in 25 hl oak casks and in 225 litre French oak barriques.
Subsequently the wine matures for another year in glass-lined cement vats. A mere static settling, but no filtration, complete the wine making process before its final bottling and its 6 months later release into the market.

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.

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

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 tannin's. 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."

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 11,2020)

Vinous Media:
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The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino gains freshness in the glass, yet it has a rusticity to it that won’t please all palates. Overripe strawberry and plum gives way to moist soil and animal musk. It’s silky in feel, mixing citrus-tinged tart berries and salty minerals with brisk acids. Grippy tannins settle in and hold firm, as dried red fruits and notes of tobacco linger." - Eric Guido (11/2020)

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