After spending at least 26 months in French and Slavonian oak, this wonderful Brunello reveals red berries, crushed violet and tobacco aromas. The palate is smooth with velvety texture well balanced with rich tannins. Great length.
“The 2011 Brunello do Montalcino is a plush, fruit driven Sangiovese that reflects the best of its territory. … The bouquet reveals a pretty core of red fruit with background notes of spice, dried mint and basalm herb. The wine is rich and approachable in terms of tannic structure and the wine benefits from a tight vein of crisp acidity. Castello Romitorio is one of the few estates that has come ahead of the hot 2011 vintage.” – 93pts, The Wine Advocate, March 2016
Italian still red wine from Montalcino in Tuscany Italy made with Sangiovese.
Castello Romitorio winery is named after the massive 12th century fortress that sits on top of the hill surrounded by deep oak forest in north western Montalcino. Abandoned in the 1950’s, its rebirth as a winery took place in 1984 when Artist Sandro Chia acquired the estate. The restauration started immediately and the overgrown land surrounding the hill were planted with vines. In 2006, the winery broke ground on a new state-of-the art underground cellar completed in 2007. The wines produced are deep and refined with great complexity and are competing amongst the best Brunellos. View our selection.
The estate comprises 3 properties; Castello Romitorio (13ha) and Poggio di Sopra (5ha), both located in Montalcino and Ghiaccio Forte in Scansano. The vineyards are planted mainly with Sangiovese but Cabernet Sauvignon and Canaiolo are also grown. Wines for the production of Brunello are aged for at least 24 months usually in a combination of French and Slovenian oak.
Brunello Di Montalcino, ‘Filo di Seta‘, Reserva and Rosso di Montalcino, all made with 100% Sangiovese. ‘Super Tuscan’ style Romito alongside El Toro, Morellino di Scansano ‘Giaccio Forte’ and ‘Blu Label‘ and, Chianti Colli Senesi are also produced.