FATTORIA SORBAIANO, estate in Tuscany making wines under the Montescudaio DOC.

OWNER | The Piccolini family.

WHITE WINES

BIANCO1999 Trebbiano, Colombard. Decent sherry nose; savoury; well made if a tad alcoholic and lean; not bad; decent clarity at the Bolgheri wine route office on Tues 22 Feb 2005.

MONTESCUDAIO BIANCO DOC2003 80% Trebbiano Toscano + 10% Chardonnay + 10% Viognier. 15,000 bottles.

MONTESCUDAIO BIANCO DOC, LUCESTRAIA2003 Chardonnay, Viognier. 10,000 bottles.

RED WINES

MONTESCUDAIO ROSSO DOC | 2002 80% Sangiovese, 10% Malvasia Nera, 10% Montepulciano. 18,000 bottles. Soft, sexy, ripe chocolate fruit with soft tannins, well made, clean and fruity if quite simple, but immediately appealing and not over-extracted so good at the Bolgheri wine route office on Tues 22 Feb 2005.

MONTESCUDAIO ROSSO DOC, ROSSO DEL MINIERE | 2001 60% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet Franc, 10% Malvasia Nera. 13,000 bottles. A bit green I think, but soft red fruit behind some slightly aggressive tannins, and cleanish, plus there appears to be some weight (and alcohol) from the vines which I guess are young but being made to work hard by the grower at the Bolgheri wine route office on Tues 22 Feb 2005.

TOSCANA ROSSO, PIAN DEL CONTE SANGIOVESE | 2002 100% Sangiovese. 10,000 bottles. Deep colour and smoky oak on the nose; quite dry tannin from the wood but also plenty of blackcurrant so also surely some Cabernet Sauvignon in this at the Bolgheri wine route office on Tues 22 Feb 2005.

SWEET WHITE WINES

VIN SANTO DOC | 80% Trebbiano, 20% Colombano.

OTHER CROPS

Olio extra vergine di oliva e cereali

CONTACT

Fattoria Sorbaiano, Loc. Sorbaiano, I-56040 Montecatini Val di Cecina (PI = Pisa), Italy | Tel+39 0588.30243 | www.fattoriasorbaiano.it