1605 SAN PABLO AVENUE, BERKELEY, CA 94702   |   510.524.1524

KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Brunello di Montalcino
Sangiovese Grosso Planted in 1998 Volcanic Marl 1.5 ha total
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
Sangiovese Grosso Planted in 1998 Volcanic Marl 1.5 ha total
Orcia "Selvarella"
Sangiovese Grosso Planted in 2001 Volcanic Marl, Clay, Silt 1.5 ha
Rosso di Montalcino
Sangiovese Grosso Planted in 1998 Volcanic Marl 1.5 ha total
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Planting density: 2.7 m x 90 cm and 2.5 m x 80 cm

• Spurred cordon training (gradually converting to Guyot and bush training)

• Hand harvesting, with strict sorting in the vineyards

• All indigenous yeasts

• No temperature control during fermentation

• Fermentation in 20-hL botti lasts 6-7 days; maceration then continues for another 20-25 days

• No fining nor filtering

• Use of sulfur in both the vineyards and the winery is minimal and constantly decreasing, with a goal to eliminate it entirely over the next few years

• The vineyards benefit from diurnal temperature shifts of up to 60°F


Orcia “Selvarella”:

• Vineyards located in Castiglione d’Orcia

• 400 m altitude

• Planted on rocky, compact volcanic soils

• Southwest exposure

• 15 hL/ha

• No sulfur added at any time

• Whole-cluster fermentation

• The name “selvarella” loosely translates to “little forest”


Montalcino Vineyards:

• Located just ENE of the town of Montalcino

• 450-500 m altitude

• Planted on crumbly, rocky volcanic soils

• Terraced, with dry walls

• Three parcels, exposed north, northwest, and southwest


Rosso di Montalcino:

• Declassified Brunello

• 20 hL/ha

• 18-month elevage in Slavonian oak barrels ranging from 5 to 25 hL and from 3 to 10 years old


Brunello di Montalcino:

• 25 hL/ha

• 48-month elevage in Slavonian oak botti ranging from 5 to 25 hL and from 3 to 10 years old


Brunello di Montalcino Riserva:

• 25 hL/ha

• Elevage of at least 54 months in Slavonian oak botti ranging from 5 to 25 hL and from 3 to 10 years old

MISCELLANEA

Podere Sante Marie has a bed and breakfast on the property. Visit their website for details.

General Information

Country
Italy
Region
Tuscany
Appellation(s)
Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino, Orcia
Producer
Luisa & Marino Colleoni
Founded
1989
Annual Production
400 - 500 cases
Farming
Organic
Website
http://www.santemarie.it

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