Wine Advocate 90 points - The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino is a very pretty wine laced with crushed red berries, flowers, leather, licorice and tobacco. This medium-bodied, gracious offering doesn’t quite have the weight of so many 2007s, but instead impresses for its refined personality. The silky, polished finish leaves a lasting impression. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019. (Apr 2012)
93 PTS – James Suckling
"Very ripe style of Brunello with plum and cream aromas that verge on prunes. Full and velvety with lots of juicy finish. Mouthwatering acidity giving an almost meaty impression. Delicious now."
Similar to the incredible back to back vintages in Bordeaux, the famed Tuscan wine region of Brunello di Montalcino witnessed two historic vintages in 2006 & 2007.
The Coldisole 2007 from Lionello Marchesi is a great example of a top rated Brunello that is accessible in its youth. A successful European industrialist, Marchesi followed his passion for wine and purchased three estates in Tuscany. He called a 11 acre plot on the eastern part of Montalcino, Coldisole, the "Hill of the Sun," and some of the best wines from the estate are bottled under this label.
|Wine maker notes
|Brunello di Montalcino is part of the history of great Italian red wines and has been famous since the late-1800s. One of the great red wines of Tuscany, it is the only one - in terms of tradition and regulations - made exclusively with Sangiovese grapes. The Coldisole estate in Montalcino focuses on careful selection of grape bunches during the harvest, followed by vinification leaving the must on the skins for twelvefourteen days. Refinement takes place in small oak barrels for three years and then in the bottle for a further twelve months.
|an ideal accompaniment for rich dishes such as roast or braised beef and game, and mature cheese
|Thirty years ago, a successful industrialist decided to devote himself to his great passion: wine-growing. And so began a fascinating and complex story that culminated in the acquisition and valorization of three very important estates in Tuscany.
The purchase and restoration of an historic monastery (dating from 1000) at Castelnuovo Berardenga, in the heart of the Siena Chianti Classico area, saw the creation of a prestigious agricultural and residential complex, the present-day Castello di Monastero.
Montalcino, the homeland of one of the most famous wines in the world, saw the acquisition and renovation of the Coldisole estate joined. Lastly, the foundation of Poggio alle Sughere in the Tuscan Maremma area.
Production philosophy. Attention focuses on territory and grapes: the wines must be an expression of these two components and highlight there best aspects through attentive management of the vineyards, harvest, vinification and ageing.