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The Castello Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino is this wine producer's flagship wine and reflects more than 30 years of working in harmony with nature within the terroir of Montalcino. It is a wine that expresses the Montalcino territory with purity and embodies the finest aspects of the area’s longstanding tradition of cultivating world class Sangiovese.
The Romitorio estates has vineyards in the Northwest area of Montalcino. Our classic Brunello is produced with Sangiovese grapes carefully harvested and selected by hand on the sorting table, both before and after destemming.
Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks with an initial short period of cold maceration (below 20°C) on the skins for about 15-20 hours. This is followed by up to 24 days of maceration at a higher controlled temperature. Separation of the skins and the vino fiore starts around day 22 once the fermentation has finished. Once the must (vino fiore) is obtained, natural malolactic fermentation is allowed to occur.
The wine matures in oak for approximately 24 months, and after bottling the wine is aged in Castello Romitorio’s temperature-controlled cellars for approximately an additional 12 months before release.
|Product Type||Red Wine|
|Bottle Size||750 ml|
|Region||Brunello di Montalcino, Toscana, Italy
|Produced By||Castello Romitorio
|Case Quantity||Six (6)|
|Ratings||97/100 Winescritic.com | 95/100 James Suckling | 95/100 Robert Parker | 95/100 Vinous Antonio Galloni | 95/100 Winescritic.com | 94/100 Wine Enthusiast | 94/100 Wine Spectator | 3 BICCHIERI Vini d'Italia - Gambero Rosso
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The finest things in life are often hidden away. In fact the Castello Romitorio winery takes its name from the massive twelfth-century fortress that sits atop a hill surrounded by thick oak forest in Northwestern Montalcino.
Abandoned in the 1950’s, its rebirth as a winery occurred in 1984 when Artist Sandro Chia acquired the estate from his friend Baron Giorgio Franchetti. The restoration of ‘Castello Romitorio’ began immediately, followed by the transformation of its overgrown lands into vineyards, and the construction of a cellar on the Castle’s ground floor. Twenty years later, in the year 2006, the winery broke ground on a new state-of-the art underground cellar completed in 2007.
The vineyards of the Castello Romitorio winery capture the multi-faceted beauty of two of the best micro-climates in the windswept hills of Montalcino; ‘Castello Romtiorio’ in the north-west and ‘Poggio di Sopra’ in the south-east.