From the Tenuta Col D'Orcia website: http://www.coldorcia.it
Col d'Orcia has contributed very actively in creating the category of Rosso di Montalcino. In the early '70s Count Marone Cinzano was inspired to bottle a young Sangiovese to drink every day during meals. Soon other local producers imitated the example and in 1983 the Rosso di Montalcino became a DOC.
Today, Rosso di Montalcino is a classic wine made with Sangiovese grapes in purity, which comes out a year after the harvest so as to maintain all the freshness and fruitiness of a young wine but at the same time the intensity of that terroir that only Montalcino he is able to transmit.
Made from Sangiovese grapes grown in Montalcino - Siena - Collina di Sant'Angelo overlooking the river Orcia.
Intense ruby red colour and violet reflections. The aroma is intense, fruity and elegant, with evident notes of ripe red fruits (blackberry and raspberry) in balance with the oak spices. Good palate structure, warm and full-bodied, with soft and elegant tannins. Long aftertaste, persistent and pleasantly fruity.