A wine that Toby describes as a bit of a Brunello killer. Gorgeous, mature, southern Tuscan red, with heady aromas of rich cherry-herb balsam combine subtle vanilla and toasted wood. The pallet is loaded ripe fruit and kirsch, all supported by fresh acidity. This is beautiful.
Coste del Vivo is the personal project of winemaker Toby Owen. 20 years ago Toby was manager of a wine shop in Scotland, dreaming of one day being able to make wine like the best of those he sold. In 2009 a chance meeting led to experience working with Brunello producer San Polino in Montalcino. Later, in 2012 he returned to Montalcino as winemaking assistant at Casa Raia. By the following vintage he was winemaker for micro-producer Hortulanus in the beautiful vineyards of Seggiano on Monte Amiata