Region: Montalcino, Tuscany
” My name is Caterina Carli, and I was born in the same year as il Colle ( 1972 ). My job is to make wine, but my passion lies in the vineyards. I dedicate most of my work to the vine itself, as I am convinced that everything depends on a healthy birth, followed by the most natural care throughout the growth phase. I really like Sangiovese, even more so in its typical Montalcino variety. It never fails to pay back the attention it received by giving me a Brunello that can stand the test of time with harmony, balance, elegance and intensity.
The Rosso has the same selection of grapes and the same blend as the Brunello. Despite having less time to develop in bottle, this red enjoys the privilege of not meeting the deadlines imposed by the market and sales because I have chosen to only release it when it is really ready (usually after 18-22 months). Vineyards are in Colle, at altitude 480 metres north-east exposure; and Castelnuovo, altitude 230 metres south-east exposure.
The 2017 vintage was characterized by great droughts and high temperatures. Proper work on the soil proved to be essential, allowing the plants to find water reserves. Large patches of leaves were left on the vines to provide as much protection as possible for the grapes. The lack of water gave birth to lighter grapes and bunches, with little juice and a fairly thick skin. However, some rainy days in midSeptember gave new freshness to both the plants and the bunches, allowing us to bring really good grapes into the cellar.
Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature; followed by maturation of 48 months in 50 hl and 30 hl Slavonian oak barrels “.