Beautiful 2015 Brunello di Montalcino – Il Colle
It is with great pleasure that we offer, below, the greatly admired 2015 vintage from this little-known Montalcino gem.
Caterina Carli inherited Il Colle from her father in 2001 and has been making the wines in a time-honoured style ever since. The estate was once part of the Colle al Matrichese, a grand property that sits at an altitude of 400-450 meters. Today, grapes from these elevated vineyards are blended with those from a more southerly vineyard in Castelnuovo dell’Abate, to give wines that combine depth and rich concentration with freshness and finesse.
In her cellar, Caterina has an incredibly light touch: her focus is on creating a crystal-clear expression of the vineyards and the vintage. She uses only wild yeasts, there is no temperature control and no filtering. You will find no barriques on the property—only huge, old Slavonian oak botti, between 3,000l and 5,000l in size.
2015 in Brunello has been described as “a fairy-tale vintage.” Caterina told us, “we had perfect growing conditions: rain during the late spring ensured that there were sufficient water reserves for the very dry summer. The grapes were perfect at harvest – my job has been to nurture and bottle a wine that translates the gorgeous quality.”
With limited availability, we encourage you not to delay in placing your order for this truly beautiful wine.
This wine is offered in bond UK, for delivery in late 2020.