Tenuta di Collosorbo
Tenuta di Collosorbo is a leading winery for wine production in Montalcino. It was founded in 1995 by a hereditary division of the Tenuta di Sesta, an important winery to be counted among the pioneers of the Brunello di Montalcino appellation. Today, Collosorbo is managed by an all-female branch of the historic Ciacci family, vine growers since 1850. Giovanna Ciacci owns the estate, which is run together with her daughters Laura, an oenologist, and Lucia, an agronomist. Together they constitute a winning team that has become, in recent years, an important point of reference for wine enthusiasts all over the world. The Collosorbo Estate is located on the southern side of Montalcino, in that hottest area of the denomination that looks towards Monte Amiata and is affected by the beneficial marine influences. In this area, Sangiovese gives life to particularly rich and generous wines, endowed with power, warmth and structure. The limestone-clay soils, rich in iron and pebbles, contribute to an expressive, elegant and mineral organoleptic profile. The vineyards extend over about 30 hectares, enjoy good ventilation and are surrounded by dense woodland. The wine cellar of the Collosorbo Estate is located in small underground caves dug into the tuff, probably of Etruscan origin. This is where all the production operations of destemming, soft crushing, fermentation in steel tanks and long macerations with frequent pumping over take place. The wines produced are usually aged in large Slavonian oak barrels of 12 and 57 hectolitres. This results in elegant and complex wines endowed with remarkable longevity but also characterised by a generous character, typical of this micro-terroir, which makes them appreciable even immediately.