Tasting the Col d'Orcia Poggio al Vento 2013 with Filippo Bartolotta
Col d’Orcia, one of Montalcino’s most historic wine estates, is a gorgeous winery located in the Colle Sant’Angelo part of Montalcino.
Originally part of a much larger overall wine estate, the Col d’Orcia winery has cemented itself since the early 1960s as a leader of the Montalcino wine estates, consistently produced top-quality Brunello wine vintages for wine aficionados and newbies alike to admire and enjoy.
Today sees the winery with about 500 hectares dedicated to producing Brunello di Montalcino wines (pure Sangiovese grapes), making it the third largest producer in the Montalcino area.
Of these hectares, much of them focus on the grapes necessary for crafting the Poggio al Vento Brunello wines, one of which Filippo Bartolotta, our Tuscan grape-trotter, will be tasting during his latest Brunello di Montalcino wine tasting adventures. In this specific exploration, Filippo explores the Poggio al Vento Brunello Riserva 2013 vintage.
What lies in store for Filippo’s palate as he discovers this excellent wine? Will it express its native lands, the dedication the Marone family puts into cultivating biologically-friendly vines in an ecologically-minded fashion?
Let’s explore together these unusual Brunello di Montalcino wines produced in the southern heart of Montalcino, and with a little guidance from our wine experts, we’ll be on the road to discovering true Tuscan gems!
If you loved learning about the Col d’Orcia Poggio al Vento Brunello Riserva 2013 bottle, be sure to check out other Brunello wine selections Filippo has already tasted for you. Why not start at the beginning, with the Brunello 2015 of Tenute Silvio Nardi?
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