Brunello di Montalcino 'Cosimo' 2018


An elegant Brunello dedicated to the memory of the founder, Cosimo Loia, who strongly believed in the potential of the vineyards in Montalcino. The grapes for this wine are harvested from the first vineyard planted by Cosimo in 1985.

Tasting Notes

Notes of medicinal herbs, red roses, spices and small red ripe fruits. The palate is refined and elegant. A powerful and concentrated wine with great minerality and acidity.

Food Pairing

An exceptional wine that is perfect for special occasions. Try with steak, braised meats or aged cheeses.

Tech Details

Produced with a selection of grapes from the estate's highest and richest vineyard in marl. The vineyards are located on the South-East facing side of Montalcino, overlooking Val d'Orcia. Protected from the sea breezes coming in from the west. This well-ventilated area guarantees an optimal microclimate, without humidity stagnation and wetness during the growing season and natural protection from the main vine diseases (botrytis and downy mildew).

  • Harvest: The grapes are hand picked during the first and second weeks of October.
  • Weather: Seasonal weather. March was characterized by average rainfall and temperatures. Rainy April during the opening of the buds. Flowering in May had average weather and the rainfall was concentrated in the middle of the month. The plants revealed excellent vegetative health.
  • Soil: Dry & stony. The soil is mostly composed of "galestro" pure marl, small areas of limestone and sand with layers of skeleton and rocks.
  • Fermentation: In concrete tanks, spontaneous fermentation without adding yeasts, maceration for 24 days with delicate pumping over, all takes place at controlled temperatures between 80-82°F.
  • Barrels: Slavonian oak of different capacity 5hl - 10hl
  • Aging: 40 months in Slavonian oak casks. Aged an additional 6-8 months in bottle before release.
  • Varietal Composition: 100% Sangiovese
  • Region: Tuscany, Italy
  • Avg Elevation: 980-1150 feet
  • Avg Age of Vines: 38 years
  • PH: 3.2
  • Alcohol: 15%
  • Size: 6/750ml
  • UPC: 803288003042