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Col d'Orcia Nearco 2016

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750ML / 14.5% ABV
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750ML / 14.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Intense ruby red with brilliant violet hues. The nose is intense and harmonious with hints of ripe fruits as blackcurrant and blackberry that blend perfectly with the spicy notes and the vanilla flavoring from the oak. Soft and rich to the palate with ripe tannins, well balanced by a nice freshness. Good persistence that leads to a fruity finish.

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RP 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Verdot opens to a darkly saturated color with a deep garnet core and crimson background layers. The Col d'Orcia 2016 Sant'Antimo Nearco shows a lot of Cabernet character with zesty notes, some subtle green highlights and savory crushed black pepper. The 2016 vintage probably falls on the slightly cooler side (definitely compared to 2015 or 2017), and this wine sports a sharp and more precise bouquet as a result. It offers a medium-weight character that feels robust and textured at first but ultimately falls gracefully with its final approach. There's a nice sense off lift-off at the very end.
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James Suckling
Blueberry, black-olive and lavender aromas follow through to medium body, firm and silky tannins and a pretty finish. Tight and polished. Drink after 2023.
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As one of the original estates of Montalcino and now the largest certified organic estate in Tuscany, Col d’Orcia is a leader in Brunello di Montalcino, helping to define and promote one of Italy’s most prestigious wine regions. Tradition, integrity and sustainability are the pillars of the estate, whose classic style wines are celebrated all over the world.

Situated on the outskirts of the medieval hilltop village of Montalcino in Tuscany’s Siena province, the estate has a rich winemaking history that dates back to the 1700s. In 1973, the estate was purchased by the Cinzano family, who markedly increased the vineyard holdings. They are now the third largest owner of Brunello vineyards in Montalcino. Proudly defined as an ‘organic island,’ Col d’Orcia is committed to maintaining the natural environment in which it operates and has, for many years, employed organic farming practices. The entire estate includes vineyards, gardens, olive groves, tobacco and wheat fields, which are all farmed following exclusively organic agricultural practices. In 2010, the estate underwent the organic farming certification process and is now the largest certified organic wine producing farm in all of Tuscany.

The estate’ name translates to “the hill overlooking the Orcia River,” due to its position in the undulating hills between the Orcia River and Sant’Angelo in Colle. Here, southern orientations provide vines with abundant exposure to sunshine and vineyard soils comprised of limestone and marl facilitate natural irrigation. Located at about 1500 feet above sea level, the estate is favorably positioned against Mount Amiata (5,700 feet) which helps shield the property from floods and hail. The climate is typically Mediterranean, with limited rainfall coming in from the Tyrrhenian coast, 21 miles away.

The estate is currently owned and managed by Count Francesco Marone Cinzano. A world traveler with boundless energy, the Count is a tireless ambassador for his estate as well as the Montalcino region. Under his leadership, plantings have expanded exponentially at Col d’Orcia and the estate has been transformed into an organic farm.

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Legendary in Italy for its Renaissance art and striking landscape, Tuscany is also home to many of the country’s best red wines. Sangiovese reigns supreme here, as either the single varietal, or a dominant player, in almost all of Tuscany’s best.

A remarkable Chianti, named for its region of origin, will have a bright acidity, supple tannins and plenty of cherry fruit character. From the hills and valleys surrounding the medieval village of Montalcino, come the distinguished and age-worthy wines based on Brunello (Sangiovese). Earning global acclaim since the 1970s, the Tuscan Blends are composed solely of international grape varieties or a mix of international and Sangiovese. The wine called Vine Nobile di Montepulciano, composed of Prognolo Gentile (Sangiovese) and is recognized both for finesse and power.

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