Bottle of Brunello di Montalcino, 1998 - Tenuta Col d'Orcia
Bottle of Brunello di Montalcino, 1998- Col d'Orcia Estate.
This wine, like all vintage wines in general, is subject to a multitude of variables that condition aging with the passing of time so as not to guarantee its drinkability.
Vintage wine is not to be considered as a product to be tasted, but as an emotion that brings with it the memories of a past time. It is first and foremost a valuable collector's item and, later, if you are lucky, a wine to savour.
Col d’Orcia is one of Montalcino’s most historic wineries. The estate’s modern-day lineage goes back to at least 1890, when records show the Franceschi family of Florence purchased the property, then known as Fattoria di Sant’Angelo in Colle.
As early as 1933 Fattoria di Sant’Angelo in Colle presented its Brunelli at the Wine Exhibition of Siena, one of the first trade shows in Italy, decades before Brunello would become a prized, world-class wine.
Content: 75 cl
Please note: Preserved professionally for over 20 years in a special cellar, this is a collector's bottle, therefore the quality of the wine cannot be guaranteed.
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