New Wines from Tuscany
Castello Romitorio was a half renovated abandoned wreak when artist Sandro Chia purchased it in 1984. What was left of the building had been abandoned after WW2 and used only by shepherds until Baron Giorgio Franchetti, a historic building restorer, purchased it in the 1970’s. He abandoned his plan (I didn’t say he was a successful building restorer) and sold the property to Sandro who completed the work and brought the building back to life as his home and art studio. The building had been built originally in the 12th century as an imposing hilltop fortress to guard the town of Montalcino. In the late 1980’s Sandro set about restoring the land around the castle back to its former glory with an overhaul of the vineyards. New cellars were constructed in 2005 and along with Filippo, Sandro’s son, the wines have become internationally recognised as expressions of Sangiovese and flirt between the modern and classic style with extraordinary elegance. You can read about the wines below or click here.
P.S. Please note that the wines from Castello Romitorio will not arrive until Friday. Any orders will be delivered next week.
Romitoro from Castello Romitorio is a delicious, fruit driven Supertuscan made from a blend of Petit Verdot and Syrah which is an absolute delight with beef. These classic French varieties are perfectly at home here in the temperate Tuscan climate. READ MORE>>
Chianti Colli SenesiRomitorio 2018
Chianti Colli Senesi by Castello Romitorio is a charming modern classic made from 100% Sangiovese. It has a haunting balance of flavour between the bright red currant and Morello cherry fruit and the earthy oak flavours which bring a dark spicy complexity to the wine. READ MORE>>
Rosso di Montalcino Castello Romitorio 2018
Rosso di Montalcino from Castello Romitorio is a classic Sangiovese which is bursting with characteristic Morello Cherries and a complex mix of savoury dry spices, leather and pungent sweet spice. READ MORE>>
Morellino di Scansano DOCG Ghiaccio Forte, 2018
Ghiaccio Forte Morellino di Scansano is an absolute belter of a wine from an area which never gets the recognition it deserves. The wine is now 100% Sangiovese (Morellino being the local name for Sangiovese) and is powerful yet silky and super fresh. There is a lovely crushed red fruit character and lots of cherry notes which combine perfectly with herbal spiced notes and a subtle savoury note. READ MORE>>
Brunello di Montalcino Castello Romitorio 2015
Made from 100% Sangiovese and aged in oak barrel for 24 months you’d expect a backward and oak laden wine but the bright cherry, violet and crushed red fruit really shines through the oak. It opens into an earthy wine with darker spice notes and fresh herbs. An exquisite and sensual wine with length, depth and structure.READ MORE>>
Brunello di Montalcino ‘Filo di Seta’ Castello Romitorio 2015
Filo di Seta is a unique and exceptional expression of Brunello di Montalcino by Castello Romitorio. Dried cherry, floral notes, dark peony, earth, savoury notes and perfumed edges. It is a wine you could smell all day and is almost electric on the palate but finishes with lovely silky charm and elegance. World class wine. READ MORE>>