2017 Il Colle Brunello di Montalcino

Regular price $72.00
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7 Bottles in Stock

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Style: Red

Grape Variety: Sangiovese

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Subregion: Brunello

Bin Location: R4, 3300 FE

From one of the "small jewels in Montalcino's original growing area," Il Colle was once a part of Conti Costanti's Colle al Matrichese, a property that sits at a high altitude of 400-450 meters. This tiny estate is one of the last untapped resources in affordable Brunello di Montalcino, and stylistically there's a thread connecting them with a trio of other iconic estates: Soldera, Poggio di Sotto, and Montevertine. Giulio Gamberi, Il Grande Maestro di Sangiovese and Italy's greatest Sangiovese consultant, was a driving force behind the shapes of elegant Sangiovese we have fallen in love with at these aforementioned iconic estates. While this legend is no longer with us, Il Colle remains his most underrated project. As soon as it arrives each year we scoop up as many cases as we can get our hands on, and when I need a Brunello to hold me tight in its sultry sun-drenched clutches, I reach for it. It's never failed me, not even in the dreadful 2014 vintage. Il Colle adheres strictly to traditional techniques, a rustic winery employing natural yeasts, no temperature control, long maceration on skins, and no filtering, aging the Brunellos in Slavonian botti. This was the Brunello we poured by-the-glass at Pappas Bros Steakhouse after our entire team tasted forty Brunello's in order to find the best value. It's been comprehensively vetted by the best in the industry every year, and it always checks out. 

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Houston Orders

After checking out, you will receive a pickup confirmation email when the order has been pulled and packed. You can pickup your wine at our shop at 2301 Portsmouth Street in Upper Kirby, Houston.

San Antonio Orders

Until the new shop opens in San Antonio, we can transfer or ship wine to San Antonio. At checkout, choose Pick Up in Houston, and email us and we will transfer or ship your wine to San Antonio free of charge.

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