Grape(s): Petit Verdot and Syrah
Localization: Tuscany, Italy
Tasting Notes: "Romitoro" by Castello Romitorio is a Tuscan blend with elegant features and an international outlook given the Syrah and Petit Verdot varietals. A wine that comes from maturation of 14 months in oak barrels, an expression of elegance, power, balance, and exaltation of the unique aromas of the Montalcino terroir, where the cellar is located. A generous and clear label, able to fascinate the palate of aficionados even if tasted in a few years. The quality-price ratio is very interesting.
93 points, Wine Advocate: "($35) The Castello Romitorio 2019 RomiTòro is a generous Tuscan blend of Petit Verdot and Syrah (with exactly 72,868 bottles produced). This is a terrific value from a vintage that delivers excellent balance, intensity and richness. That beautiful concentration is what drives this wine, imparting dark fruit flavors, plum, spice and sweet tobacco along the way. This was a terrific vintage in both Maremma and Montalcino, the two areas where Filippo Chia makes wine. Drink: Now-2030. 93 points." –Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Dec 2021
Food pairing: A perfect accompaniment to homemade pizza and pasta.
The Domain: Since 1984, the Castello Romitorio winery has been committed to the study, exploration, and promotion of Brunello di Montalcino wine. This has been possible thanks to the work of Italian artist Sandro Chia, and his bond di Lui with Franco Martini, a Brunello di Montalcino expert and the cellar master of Castello Romitorio. This bond now continues between Sandro's son Filippo and Franco's son Stefano, the next generation.
Our team has an intimate knowledge of the land and immense respect for local heritage and tradition, which allows Castello Romitorio to express the essence of Brunello di Montalcino. Our agricultural practices are low impact and take into consideration the nature that surrounds us. We interact with the indigenous flora and fauna in order to capture and develop the subtle nuances that exist in both the land and the vines we have the privilege to cultivate.