Being born in a beautiful place is always a fortune, even for a wine. This is the case of Orcia D.o.c. which is produced in Tuscany, only in 13 municipalities in the province of Siena, including the well known Buonconvento, Castiglione d’Orcia, Pienza, and Montalcino. In order to leverage local identity, a recent promotional campaign launched by the Consorzio di Tutela was entitled “Orcia, the most beautiful wine in the world”.
In this magnificent hilly landscape, among the most photographed in the world and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, Orcia D.o.c. remains a tiny production, almost entirely artisanal. It is controlled by about seventy companies whose owners follow everything, from vine pruning to marketing.
The disciplinary of the wine Orcia D.o.c. reports the minimum content of 60% of Sangiovese, the most widespread vine in Toscana. The one tasted is Orcia D.o.c. Riserva 2015 of the CAPITONI winery, in Pienza. Vivid ruby color, the nose has profound fruity scents of blackberry and sour cherry; in a second moment the spicy notes arise. The taste is harmonious, sapid, dry with plain tannins; long and persistent aftertaste.
October 30th, 2018