“This wine was designed by Italian artist Fabrizio Sclavi to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Giovanna Neri’s winery Col di Lamo. Only 1,000 magnums were made and Fabrizio said there are many similarities between precious wines and precious fashion; “To wrap a bottle of precious wine – he says – I thought of a design like the one that can be printed on a dress to tie to a crocodile bag.”
Winery: Col di Lamo
Wine: Brunello di Montalcino Limited Edition F. Sclavi
Grape variety: Sangiovese Grosso
Region/region: Montalcino (Tuscany)
Type: Dry red wine
Soil: Mix of sand and clay
Closure: Natural cork
Serving temperature: 16-18° C
Lay-up potential: Long shelf life but no data available yet
The bunches are collected by hand in crates and carefully transported to the de-stemmer’s hopper. Fermentation takes place without the addition of selected yeasts with long macerations on the skin at a controlled temperature and are frequently and gradually pumped over. At the end of malolactic fermentation, the wine is decanted for a period of at least two years in large tonneaux and barrels. Maturation continues in steel tanks until bottling.
The color of this Brunello is intense ruby red.
The nose is harmonious, with notes of plums and blackberries.
On the palate, the wine is round and balanced. It finishes with a long finish with intense notes of wild berries.
This Brunello di Montalcino from Col di Lamo pairs nicely with game meats like venison and rabbit.
“Venice is beautiful, and its backyard matching wines are made. Delightful, that tarry red valpolicella, rose-scented, that subtle fruit, those dashing acids…
Hard to make, something so sophisticated. In practice, therefore, much valpolicella is more likely to be thin and acidic, or, on the contrary, unrepentantly powerful.
But here, in Cà dei Maghi, the home of the magicians, they know how to conjure up true Valpolicella. It may not be called that because only grape corvina was used here, not the otherwise required valpolicella grapes, but the result is like the valpolicella of your dreams.
Almost rosé-like in color, delicate and bashful in aroma, a taste of silk and lace. Ragfijn. Floats out the glass.
Be quick, because there is not much of it. 470 bottles. We tasted number 13, it was handwritten on it. Does not bring bad luck by any means. Except that we were sorry that we didn’t have bottle 14 to go on as well.”