About this wine
Marchetti Sergio owner of the estate of Fossacolle, belongs to an old patriarchal family of the 18th century. This family’s descendants have been living and farming on the land of a large and noble lineage since that time.
In 1984, the first Sangiovese-vineyards were planted, marking the start of the estate production. Since that time, have been consistently rated 90+ by the major wine critics.
Tasting Notes: On the palate the full body is gratifying and persistent, with . outstanding minerality. Remarkable tannins, soft and creamy in texture, confer concentration and great aging potential to this wine.
Vintage Report from James Suckling:
"The 2015 vintage is an historical year for Brunello and nobody should miss it. The wines show impressive precision of vivid fruit, fine tannins and freshness in acidity despite their ripeness and richness which makes them some of the most exciting in years. The growing season in 2015 was impressive. The winter and spring had plenty of rain to make up for the intense sun and heat during the summer. There was some rain in September before the harvest to freshen the vineyards. And as noted before, good vineyard management compensated for the hot weather during the growing season, and sorting out dried grapes at harvest was extremely important for making exceptional wines."
Excellent ripeness of fruit here with glazed strawberries, blood oranges, red licorice and dried spices. Superb density and focus to the centre palate, which is layered, ornate, plush but balanced. The finish goes on and on with nutmeg, tar and saffron. Wonderful length and intensity. Drink from 2024.~ 97 JS
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