Castelgiocondo Brunello Di Montalcino from the famous Frescobaldi House in Tuscany. An elegant, well balanced red wine of magnificent structure - a potent wine for tasteful meals.
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|Producer||Marchesi de' Frescobaldi|
|Classification||Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G.|
|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Maturation||In wood barrels for four years followed by a year in the bottle.|
|Pairs with||Red meat, game, tasty roasts or seasoned cheeses. Serve at 16-18 C.|
The history of the Frescobaldi family starts over a thousand years ago and is closely connected with the history of Tuscany. At the high point of medieval Florence, the Frescobaldi spread their influence as bankers. Later, with the flowering of the Renaissance, they became patrons of major works in Florence. For generations creativity and a quest for excellence have inspired the Frescobaldi family, who has always looked to develop and celebrate the diversity of Tuscany’s terroir. Being proud owners of some of the greatest vineyards and of 7 wineries in Tuscany, they have always sought to maintain the identity and autonomy of each estate.
CastelGiocondo is produced from an uncompromising selection of the finest Sangiovese grapes, grown in vineyards to the south-west of Montalcino situated at an altitude of around 300 metres, an ideal terroir for the production of Sangiovese.
The Malolactic fermentation was done immediately after the alcoholic fermentation followed by maturation in Slavonian oak casks and in French oak barrels – overall maturation 2-3 years in wood barrel and 4 months in the bottle. This vintage was considered the best ever from the Winery.
Colour: Ruby red
Bouquet: Aromas of berries and sour cherry under spirit. Cinnamon, tobacco, mint and tea leaves combine in a range of aromas really complex, where each component is alternating without dominating the others.
Taste: The wine envelopes the mouth completely, with velvety tannins that give a creamy feeling. The alcoholic component is well balanced by a fresh balsamic and a savory mineral sensation. Long finish, typical of the great vintages of CastelGiocondo.
Longevity 10-15 years.