This winery issued their first official Brunello di Montalcino in 1997, but the owner’s noble roots date back to the 18th century. The 2016 is a dark, ruby gem with fresh and fruity aromas sitting over earthen notes. Red plums, rose petals and a distinct lavender edge offer an inviting introduction to this medium-bodied wine with tangy acidity, firm structure, and satisfying roundness.
The Fossacolle 2016 Brunello di Montalcino opens to a charming level of intensity and purity. This wine really jumped out at me thanks to the chiseled and sharp quality of fruit and the lingering acidity and power one receives on the finish. It undergoes both its primary and secondary fermentation in cement and is racked into French and Slavonian oak (of various sizes) for two years. Everything just works here, and the wine delivers great harmony between its fruit, spice, acidity and structure.