Truffles at Col d’Orcia

On June 1st truffles picking in the land of Brunello di Montalcino starts

Scorzone truffle

Truffles, especially the summer variety known as “scorzone” (Tuber Aestivum) and the “bianchetto” (Tuber Borchii) are commonly found in Montalcino. Just recently, Col d’Orcia, the largest local organic farm, has obtained from the Municipality the license to harvest the truffles that can be found under the trees around the wine cellar on the estate. The harvest season is just round the corner and will lasts until the middle of July. This is a further example of the exceptional biodiversity of the terroir of Montalcino, known for its Brunello.

The trees around the Col d’Orcia wine cellar where the truffles grow