Exceptional Climate and Soil Combination in the Montalcino Region
The name Col d’Orcia means the hill overlooking River Orcia. The river is at the southwestern border of Brunello di Montalcino region, and the farm’s name is the actual location where their vines are planted. The winery aims to make distinct wines using the exceptional climate and soil combination here in the Montalcino region. In 2010, they decided to get an organic farming certificate to become the largest organic winery in the entire Tuscany. Their gardens, olive groves, fields, and vineyards are managed with organic practices.
Every Bottle of Their Wine Screams Quality
Their vineyards are located in hilly areas where the soil has high limestone and low clay that is perfect for grapes. The optimum amount of sunshine allows the grapes to be ripe completely. Around 144 hectares of vines are spread among Poggio al Vento, Bozzolino, Banditella, Olmaia, Nastagio, Giardino, etc. Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Ciliegiolo, Moscato, and Bianco grape types are grown here organically. The best grapes go into the production of their red, white, and dessert wines.
Attention to Detail at Every Step
At Col d’Orcia, the cellar has stainless steel tanks with a capacity of 8400 hectoliters and a temperature-controlling system. The aging cellar was established in 1990 and consisted of Allier and Slavonian oak barrels for aging the wines here. Attention to detail is given at every step of winemaking here to ensure high quality. The size of the oak barrels and the duration of aging varies for each batch of wines. Tradition, integrity, and sustainability are the pillars of the winery, whose classic-style wines are celebrated all over the world.