Country: Italy Region: Tuscany
Varietal: Sangiovese Vintage: 2015
Category: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Fossacolle Winemaker: Adriano Bambagioni
Such is the quality of the vineyards in this small estate that Adriano Bambagioni has been able to produce wines that have won numerous accolades. Adriano learned his trade during the 10 years that he worked together with Giacomo Tachis at Argiano, where he is the cellar master. This experience is evident in the supple tannins of the Brunello, as well as the excellent structure of the Rosso. His winemaking blends tradition with a modern approach, with both used French oak barriques and large Slovenian oak casks being used for the Brunello.
97 Pts James Suckling
"Excellent ripeness of fruit here with glazed strawberries, blood oranges, red licorice and dried spices. Superb density and focus to the centre palate, which is layered, ornate, plush but balanced. The finish goes on and on with nutmeg, tar and saffron. Wonderful length and intensity. Drink from 2024."
93 Pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The Fossacolle 2015 Brunello di Montalcino shows a prominent mineral note of crushed stone and talc powder. It becomes a fitting segue to more typical aromas of wild berry fruit and balsam herbs. There is some firmness or tannic bite on the close that suggests extra cellar aging is required. Even just a few years should be enough to shave it off. This wine is tightly coiled and inward-looking at this early stage in the game. The finish is structured and angular, but it just needs to open. Fruit comes from a 2.5-hectare vineyard with full southwest-facing exposures. Some 17,000 bottles will be released in February 2020."
Dark ruby red in colour. Impeccable fresh, fruity aromas are given depth by delicate tertiary notes, exemplary structure and roundness. The long, persistent finish is lifted and bright.
Food Suggestion: Drinks well with any red meat or a rich, tomato-based pasta dish.
Closure: Natural Cork ABV: 14%