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2019 Brio, Castello Romitorio

2019 Brio, Castello Romitorio

Ref: ROMI190
Red  |  Still  |  13.5% ABV

Romitorio was close to the epicentre of the Etruscan empire. The foundations of the castle itself probably date from Roman times. It was for years a monastery before being fortified in the times of strife between Siena and Florence. Subsequently a country villa, it was nevertheless abandoned after WWII and stood empty for many years. After a period as a shepherds' hospice, Romitorio was bought by Baron Giorgio Franchetti in the 1970s. The baron started a program of refurbishment, but never completed it, and the property was sold again in 1984 to Sandro Chia, a well-known artist. Chia's son Filippo now runs the estate and has gained international recognition for its wines. 

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Wine Details
Wine Details
ProducerProducer: Castello Romitorio
AppellationAppellation: IGT Toscana
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: Italy
RegionRegion: Tuscany
ColourColour: Red
StyleStyle: Still
ABV% ABV: 13.5%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2022-2024
MaturityMaturity: Ready to Drink
SweetnessSweetness: 1
Grape VarietyGrape Variety: Sangiovese
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

A beautiful thing in the glass, this: a glowing ruby. The delicious-smelling cherry fruit - red; turning darker - is accented with varietal aromas of spice and nut, all referencing the earth in which it was grown. Just medium weight to drink, it nevertheless has an airiness within that  rather ravishing cherry fruit. It's a fresh thing from the off, carrying its acidity within and that freshness emerges at the end and marries to the similarly fresh tannin, keeping the whole experience wonderfully clean. Lots of character here in this very delicious mouthful. Drinkable on its own, but I would have it with pizza or some sort of ragu and pasta. 

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained


All our wines are given a Sweetness Indicator from 1 to 5, with 1 being the driest and 5 being the sweetest.
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Most red wines are dry and therefore are indicated with a 1. The sweetness becomes more relevant with white wines, sparkling wines and pudding/dessert wines such as Sauternes and Tokaji.


Location Explained
Location Explained


AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
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TO ARRIVE: Currently lying abroad or in transit 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information


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