The 2018 Rosso di Montalcino is dark and earthy, showing more depth than I’d expect from an early-drinking Rosso, displaying ripe strawberry mixed with sweet spices, wild herbs, and moist earth-mineral inflections, as the 2018 Collosorbo gains richness in the glass. On the palate, I’m finding silky depths of textural black cherry, as it coasts effortlessly across the senses, turning fleshy and sweeter, as red inner florals build. The finish is long, showing a bit of heat yet all composed, as primary dark red fruits linger, along with sweet spices with a twang of mouthwatering acids to balance it all out.
The Tenuta di Collosorbo was founded in 1995 by the hereditary division of Tenuta di Sesta, a historic company in Montalcino. The company has been owned by the Ciacci family since 1850, the company has always dedicated itself to the cultivation of cereals, olives and vineyards, the first bottle of Brunello di Montalcino is from 1966 by Giuseppe Ciacci, progenitor of the first of the three generations of Brunello di Montalcino that follow each other since then. After the division of the company in 1995, Giovanna Ciacci maintained the family crest as a common thread for each of the labels of her wines. The Tenuta di Collosorbo has its roots in the past, roots that are alive and tangible today, in the atmosphere that reigns in the vineyards, whose operations are all carried out strictly by hand, mostly from the same hands that take care of them for over twenty years now; in the cellar, where the aromas of wine and wood blend together in a harmonious union; in the Villa, where the centuries-old walls exude history, the same story made of emotions and memories that Giovanna Ciacci and her daughters, Laura and Lucia Sutera Sardo, revive in their memories of life lived. Giovanna, Laura and Lucia, three women, strong of the bond for the land that has seen them grow, three women of the wine that day after day dedicate life, studies and passion to keep the wines of Tenuta di Collosorbo at the top. Giovanna Ciacci is in charge of the general management of the company, Laura Sutera Sardo, younger daughter, oenologist graduated in 2006 from the University of Florence, she is in charge of the wine and viticultural part, supported by the consultancy of the oenologist Paolo Caciorgna, esteemed professional and friend , and supported by the excellent work done by the chief worker and cellar master, Daniele Guidotti, who has been in charge of the Tenuta's winery for more than twenty years ... one of the family. Lucia Sutera Sardo, agronomist, graduated in 2001 from the University of Florence, is the commercial manager of the company, she also deals with the administration and the agronomic part