Why This Brunello is a Great Italian Wine to Buy (VIDEO)
Wine Oh Wine Club: Col d’Orcia Brunello Montalcino 2010
In this edition of the Wine Oh Wine Club we give you a taste of Tuscany. Tune in as we uncork a Brunello from one of Montalcino’s most historic wine producers, dating back to the 1700s. Owned by Count Francesco Marone Cinzano, Col d’Orcia is one of the largest and best known wine estates in Montalcino. Col d’Orcia has been been organic since 2010 and today it’s Tuscany’s largest organic wine producing estate.
The 2010 Col d‘Orcia Brunello di Montalcino is made from 100% Sangiovese wine grapes and should be decanted about two hours in advance. Great climate conditions made 2010 a vintage to remember. Good rainfall in spring followed by a hot, dry summer with moderate temperatures. An ideal September with pleasant daytime temperatures and fresh nights allowed for perfect maturation.
Wine Oh Wine Club Wine Tasting & Wine Pairings
Wine Tasted: Col d‘Orcia Brunello di Montalcino 2010
Perfume Pairing: Frau Tonis Parfum
Music Pairing: “Into The Mystic” by Van Morrison
Food Pairing: Gourmet Pizza, beef, hearty stews
Col d’Orcia, one of the oldest established wineries in the region, has made notable contributions to the international fame of Brunello. Its vineyards are located on the southern slope of the Montalcino territory, on hilly lands that extend over 1,300 acres, from the Orcia River to the village of Sant’Angelo in Colle. The vineyards are planted at high altitudes (approximately 1500 meters above sea level), ensuring frequent breezes ideal for maintaining vine health. An extremely favorable southern facing position coupled with limited rainfalls and dry-farming techniques result in highly-stressed vines capable of producing concentrated, complex wines.
Protected against meteorological events by the barrier of Mount Amiata, the area is not affected by fog, ice or late frost and lies some 21 miles from the Tyrrhenian coast. The nature of the soil is undoubtedly favorable to grape growing, with fundamentally loose grounds, poor in clay and rich in limestone and inert materials. The high number of sunny days throughout the whole vegetative season ensures a gradual and complete grape ripening.
Col d’Orcia literally means “the hill overlooking the Orcia River”. The Orcia River marks the southwest border of the Brunello di Montalcino territory, intrinsically linking the estate’s name to its physical location. Col d’Orcia’s mission is to produce wines of the highest quality, capitalizing on the exceptional combination of position, soil and climate provided in this part of Montalcino.
Wine Oh Wine Club
What’s the Wine Oh Wine Club you wonder? Well, it’s kind of like a book club for wine. I thought it might be fun to get a group of wine loving gals with different tastes and perspectives together to drink some wine and share their thoughts on it based on their different backgrounds.
In this episode of the Wine Oh Wine Club we are joined by Gianna a.k.a Momma Wine Oh, Chasta a.k.a Rockin’ Wine Oh, Mary a.k.a Fashionista Wine Oh, Laura a.k.a Foodie Wine Oh and of course Monique a.k.a Wine Oh Wine Oh:) Through the course of the wine video series you can be sure that we will taste red wine, white wine, sweet wine, dry wine, sparkling wine and lets not forget Champagne!
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Gianna/Momma Wine Oh
Gianna Franco currently lives in the Bay Area and is the Host of the popular Blog the Can Do Divas. She is also the afternoon Sports Update Anchor on 95.7 FM, The Game, with “Bucher & Towny.” When she is not delivering breaking sports news and commentary you can find her on KPIX CBS-5 as a Fill-in Traffic Reporter and as a Sideline Reporter for Comcast Hometown Network. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, music, reading, and watching movies with her Husband Pete, son Falcon, Step-kids Geddy & Lila and pups Oscar & Mayer.
Chasta/Rockin’ Wine Oh
Chasta is a small town girl from Oklahoma with a passion for the “big city.” She moved to California at age 21 to pursue her dreams of radio and TV. After living in LA for 5 years she relocated to Northern California where she married her rockin’ drummer husband, Jay. She now resides in San Francisco and you can hear her daily on “The Lamont & Tonelli Show” on 107.7 The Bone. She also hosts the blog Can Do Divas with her best friend Gianna.
Laura/Foodie Wine Oh
Laura is a startup marketer by day and frequent patron of San Francisco’s best restaurants by night. She’s previously written for Chicagoist, Time Out Chicago and the Chicago Sun-Times. She strongly believes sparkling wine is for the everyday, not just special occasions.
Mary/Fashionista Wine Oh
Mary lives in wine country – the Silicon Valley wine country that is. A Certified Sommlier and WSET Advanced certified, she blends wine and perfume with style on her blog WineFashionista, and travels the world in search of great wine and fragrance.
She is the wine writer for the San Jose Mercury News and Bay Area News Group. Mary has also contributed to Napa Sonoma Magazine, Edible Silicon Valley, Palate Press, Diablo and Grape Collective. In addition Mary is a James Beard and Emmy award winning TV producer. She was the Executive Producer on the NBC show In Wine Country, the longest running wine TV show.