Col d'Orcia, Brunello di Montalcino 750ml 2011Italy, Tuscany
Ruby with violet hues. On the nose: ample, complex with huge notes of ripe red berry fruits, and plum well balanced with the spice from the oak. On the palate it's well-structured with soft ripe tannins - perfectly balanced with the notes originating from the long ageing in the barrels. Finishes with a full and persistent aftertaste.
The heavy spring rains and the high temperatures brought the vegetative growth forward ten/fifteen days causing an early “veraison” in the second decade of July. Between late August and early September, the temperatures were high. The harvest was early by over a week, with very low yields but good quality of the grapes.
Fermentation on the skins for about 18-20 days, at controlled temperature below 28° C. in 150 hl wide and shallow stainless steel tanks, designed and built in order to extract tannins and colour efficiently but delicately. Aged for 4 years, 3 of which in 25-50 and 75 hl oak casks from Slavonia and Allier followed by at least 12 months of refinement in bottles placed in storage at controlled temperature.
Alc: 14,5% TA: 5,8 g/l
Wine Cellar ships throughout South Africa. See our shipping guidelines below.
Available on all orders over R1,500, excluding event tickets. The expected delivery times are the same as 'Standard door-to-door' below.
Shipping fees are calculated on the delivery ‘street code’ provided during checkout.
- Cape Town & surrounds: 1 – 2 working days
- Joburg, Pretoria, PE & Bloemfontein: 3 – 4 working days
- Durban & regional areas: 4 – 5 working days
COLLECTION (Cape Town only):
Orders are available for free collection at our Cape Town office only. You will be notified as soon as your order is ready for collection.
Wine Cellar offers professional wine storage at our premises in Cape Town. If you are not an existing cellaring client, please view our rates and set up an account by visiting our cellaring page.
For this special overnight road service, orders must be placed before 13h00 SAST. The order will be delivery by the close of business the following working day.
We use a third party courier for international shipping. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the rates and delivery options.