Sometime last Saturday night, burglars broke into the wine shop on the Col d’Orcia estate and made off with about 1,000 bottles of Brunello di Montalcino, according to the winery’s owner Count Francesco Marone Cinzano.
Cinzano was asleep in the building next door when the thieves broke into the shop and took only the Brunello bottles. This included library vintages dating back to 1964 and highly rated wines, such as Poggio al Vento Riserva 1997.
“Not a single bottle of Brunello, not even in the current vintage, remained in the shop,” Cinzano said, adding they left the shop “very neat and tidy.”
In a notice sent to his neighbors, importers, distributors, merchants and retailers, Cinzano urged them to “be on the lookout! If you are offered or see Col d’Orcia bottles of suspicious provenance, please let us know immediately.”
Col d’Orcia is part of Palm Bay Imports portfolio in the United States.