At our initial meeting / tasting at Prowein in 2017, Tenuta di Collosorbo impressed as a producer making very modern styles of red wines from Montalcino built on a deep respect for the history of the region.
All wines in their range showed bright fruit, were deeply flavoured with exceptional length and balance. So all this while retaining elegance and at a realistic price point – they simply ticked all the boxes.
There are few Montalcino wineries with as long a history as Tenuta Collosorbo. The Ciacci family has been involved in winemaking in the Montalcino area since the late 1800s and bottled their first Brunello in 1966. The estate has 30 hectares of vineyards and is located in the south of Montalcino on some of the regions finest terroir, near Castelnuovo dell ‘Abate.
The estate’s three very distinct soil type, while found separately in the Brunello appellation, are rarely found under one winemaking ‘roof.’
Collosorbo wines are crafted with as little intervention as possible, winemakers Lucia Sardo Suterra and Laura Sardo Suterra create their expression of Brunello by focusing on the basics and respecting the estate’s exceptional terroir. Winemaking is simple with fermentation in stainless steel and further ageing in traditional large casks, an approach that relies on and fully expresses the quality of fruit at hand.