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2016 Il Colle, Brunello di Montalcino

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“Brunello 'Maestro' • Saving the best for last!”

One of the purest Sangiovese expressions made today.

By David Gettenberg

Just when you thought the last of the 2016 Brunello beauties were gone, a late-release legend emerges.

Il Colle is one of the purest Sangiovese expressions made today.  

The winery employed revered consultant Mont Giulio Gambelli, who was propelled to fame by helping forge Montalcino’s elites Soldera and Montevertine (of Le Pergole Torte).  

Gambelli is known as the Legend of Montalcino.  With a philosophy that wine is made in the vineyard not the cellar, he has been universally recognized in Tuscany as "il grande maestro del sangiovese." Decanter

"Exuding class and finesse, this lovely red opens with compelling aromas of ripe woodland berry, violet, wild herb and underbrush. Delicious and elegantly structured, the palate shows youthful tension that offsets juicy Morello cherry, crushed raspberry, grilled rosemary and baking spice. Taut, refined tannins and bright acidity provide impeccable balance. It’s already showing beautifully but promises great aging potential too." Wine Enthusiast

What We Love About This Wine

The Il Colle winery employs Gambelli's traditional winemaking skills - farming organically and using large casks versus smaller barriques, which means less oak influence and more fruit nuance.

With the hype of the 2016 vintage, many producers were quick to capitalize on the 2016 press; however, true to form, Il Colle held this prized vintage back until it was ready for release.

Enjoy it now and over the next fifteen years. 

At $500 per bottle, you may need a special occasion to pour Soldera. 

At $59, all you need is the weekend.

 

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Press & Tasting Notes
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“Delicious and elegantly structured.”

Wine Enthusiast • 97 / 100

Cellar Selection

"Exuding class and finesse, this lovely red opens with compelling aromas of ripe woodland berry, violet, wild herb and underbrush. Delicious and elegantly structured, the palate shows youthful tension that offsets juicy Morello cherry, crushed raspberry, grilled rosemary and baking spice. Taut, refined tannins and bright acidity provide impeccable balance. It’s already showing beautifully but promises great aging potential too."

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More Information
  • Producer: Il Colle
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Tuscany
  • Subregion: Brunello di Montalcino
  • Varietal: Sangiovese
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Size: 750ml
  • Code: W6035-2016-750

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