2012ColleoniOrcia2012 Colleoni, Selvarella Orcia Rosso DOC, Sangiovese, Tuscany, Italy. (San Maria)
The latest releases from Coelleoni are sensational, especially this vibrant and exciting pure Sangiovese Grosso, a whole cluster fermented and tank raised beauty that shows rich and bright flavors with intensity and depth, remarkable for a young wine. While Colleoni Rosso di Montalcino and Brunello di Montalcino grab all the attention, well deserved no question, you should not miss this Orcia Rosso, this wine is exotic and vivid with a burst of red fruits that dance on the palate and a lush texture plus a surprisingly long finish, truly lovely Tuscan red. This fresh 2012 shows damson plum, black cherry, loganberry and cranberry fruits along with sweet herbs, spice and hints of mineral, truffle and pomegranate. With no oak and fresh acidity this wine still shows fine tannins and polish, this is a winery to discover if you’ve not had the chance, imported by Kermit Lynch and available in very small lots, this wine especially is worth searching out. The finish is lingering with touches of strawberry, kirsch and licorice, look for stylish development over the next 2 to 3 years, but best to enjoy young, drink 2014 to 2019.
($32 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive

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