Our ode to the magnificent wines of Brunello di Montalcino. Covington Cellars was founded because of a passion for Italian wines, so it's only natural that we’d produce our version of them. Our founder David Lawson first conceptualized this wine during the 2006 vintage. He followed exactly the requirements of Brunello di Montalcino by aging this wine for 36 months in neutral French oak and another 12+ months in bottle. A limited production of this 100% Sangiovese is released every vintage and Ode has developed a strong following among our wine club members.
The 2011 vintage was the coolest vintage in recent memory. Sangiovese is naturally one of the very last to harvest but in 2011 we didn’t pick it until November! Great wines come from great struggles, and the 2011 Ode is a testament to that. The time it spent in barrel and bottle has allowed the wine to soften and become one of the premier bottlings of Sangiovese in Washington State. Available only at the winery.