Brunello di Montalcino Colombaio 2016
Translating Fabio Tassi’s vision into the bottle and then into the glass is an exercise that leads to understanding the desire to leave a mark by producing wines with a strong varietal and territorial personality, wines certainly not homologated but able to speak the language (or the dialect) of the territory which they belong to, made up of small plots and individual crus that give life to small productions of absolute excellence.
The Brunello di Montalcino Colombaio is another proven proof: produced with low yield grapes carefully harvested in the extra small 0.9 hectare vineyard out of Castelnuovo dell’Abate, on clayey soils with strong presence of limestone where the exposure and the thermic excursions grant optimal yields and a high quality of grapes, the Brunello di Montalcino macerates for two/three weeks in contact with the skins before being decanted into 700-liter tonneaux where it matures for two years and half.
The 2016 vintage, same as 2015’s one, is universally recognized as exceptional, a year that recalls the qualitative peaks reached in 1990. The weather has been really mild over the months, following the seasons well and ensuring rain in the right periods, without generating water stress in the summer even in that most difficult place which is the area south of Montalcino.
The result is of superior quality: acidity, structure and elegance confirm the excellence of the harvested grapes and the great aging potential.
To the taster the Brunello Colombaio presents with an intense ruby color with garnet reflections, introducing a complex and decidedly fruity bouquet to the nose with clear hints of blackberry jam, followed by a spiciness that brings back to cloves and to clear toasted notes of coffee and cedar wood, with a balsamic touch. On the sip it immediately proves to be well balanced, fresh and with a well integrated tannin which however portends a good aging potential. Pleasant and refined in the mouth, it closes the sip dry, an antechamber of an elegant persistence that never seems to fade.
With an extremely limited production, the Brunello di Montalcino Colombaio perfectly conveys the philosophy of its creator, allowing to discover a characteristic and strongly territorial approach to the Montalcino world.
The Brunello Colombaio is part of a series of first-rate labels that Winefully enthusiastically proposes to its customers in order to fully get to know Brunello di Montalcino and its limited productions of superior quality.
Weight: 10 kg
Denomination: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Grapes: Sangiovese 100%
Aging: 30 mesi in tonneaux da 700 litri
Alcohol content: 15%
Service temperature: 18/20 °C
Pairing: Formaggi stagionati, Impruneta-stype peposo, Wild boar