Col d´Orcia is one of the oldest and most renown cellars in Montalcino. They already took part in the first Italian wine exposition in Siena in 1933. The owners, the Cinzano family have always been involved in wine research. It was a member of their family who discovered the special method of wine-making, today known as the “methode champenoise”. During the time of the management by the Cinzano family, the wine-cellar began to work closely in research with three acclaimed Italian universities (Florence, Pisa and Milan). A great deal of care is being devoted to the growing of grapes and its proper development. Pablo Härri, the senior oenologist of the cellar and the man behind the success of Villa Banfi, once mentioned: »I can only make the wine worse in the cellar, because of the perfection of my ingredients.
Ruby red with light garnet hues. Ethereal, balsamic, very inviting. The varietal freshness is dominating over beginning notes of “goudron” on a base of plums under...