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Roccolo is a dialect word for "bird snare," that is a traditional tower shaped structure used by bird hunters. Il Roccolo is styled to express the earth and the land of this part of Tuscany. The color is intense ruby with purple highlights and persistent, with floral notes, spicy and red berry fruit. In the mouth it is full, velvety and harmonious. The wine finishes with an excellent balance.
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The property, located at the extreme south of the Montalcino boundary, was bought in 1994 and it had been totally abandoned, but the land had always been dedicated to the vineyards. This was a great opportunity, in as much as it gave us the chance to create an estate without any compromises, not needing to rely on somebody else's choices. In 1997 we began making our first Brunello and a Rosso di Montalcino, "Il Roccolo",... View More