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.
Case of 6 Bottles
price shown is under bond
duty paid price: £250.07
"The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is laced with spicy, dark red fruits, wild, sweet and spicy floral tones that give way to savory herbs, hints of animal musk and black earth. On the palate, it's soft, enveloping, almost creamy in texture and offset by a mix of savory spice, fine tannin and saturating mineral tones as black cherry and sage seem to hover on the senses. The finish is spicy and long, structured, but also with vibrant primary fruits holding on strong, as a twang of savory herbs lingers long. 95/100." Eric Guido
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