Castello Romitorio takes its name from the massive 12th century fortress that sits on top of a hill surrounded by deep oak forest in Northwestern Montalcino. Abandoned in the 1950’s, its rebirth as a winery occurred in 1984 when Artist Sandro Chia acquired the estate.
The Rosso spends its first year maturing in oak casks, and an additional three to five years in bottle in order to gain elegance. Full body with red cherry fruits and hint of violet. Deep and well-balanced. Vintage 2013 is considered as 5 stars. Received 90 pts, James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com, February 2014
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.