Fossacolle Brunello di Montalcino
Brunello and the rest for Rosso di Montalcino. The estate is situated in Tavernelle, to the north of Argiano and to the west of Pieve di Santa Restituta. It is in south-central Montalcino. Owned by Sergio Marchetti, whose family has been there since the 1700s, the wines are now made by his son-in-law, Adriano Bambagioni, with help from his son, Stefano. Adriano learned his trade during the 10 years he worked with Giacomo Tachis and this comes across in the supple tannins of the Brunello.
The vineyards are located at 300 metres above sea level and are south facing. Soils here are firm, tending to clay. The first vines were planted in 1984 and are spur cordon trained with about 4,000 plants per hectare. They yield approximately 54 hectolitres per hectare.