LAMAIONE the top red wine from the Castelgiocondo winery part of the famous Frescobaldi House in Toscana. An elegant mature wine that shows the roundedness and softness of the Merlot grape. A wine with a bouquet of spicy fragrances and dark fruits and a dense and silky tannic texture. A wine for special occasions.
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|Producer||Marchesi de' Frescobaldi|
|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Maturation||24 months in French mostly new oak-barriques followed by a further ageing period of 12 months in the bottles.|
|Bouquet||Initially releasing fruity aromas of blackberry, sour cherry, and blueberry, which gradually yield to generous scents of spicier impressions, particularly black pepper, tobacco leaf, and bitter chocolate.|
|Taste||Velvet tannins and a refreshing crispness complement effectively the firmly-structured body and bring the wine an elegant harmony. An aromatic finish is satisfyingly long.|
|Pairs with||Slow-cooked dishes such as pot roasts marinated in the same wine, mushroom-enriched stews, or beef fillet. Enjoy it too with medium-aged cheeses. Serving temperature 18-20 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.
The vines for the Lamaione red wine grow in the 12 Ha. Lamaione vineyard at the Castelgiocondo winery outside of the town of Montalcino in Toscana. This very special vineyard has soil rich in minerals and organic matter and is spread over soft slopes at a height of around 300 m to the southwest of the town.
The merlot grapes were handpicked and carefully sorted followed by fermentation and maceration on the skins in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks for 4 weeks. The wine was then transferred to mainly new French oak barriques for maturation for 24 months followed by a further ageing period of 12 months in the bottles.
Longevity 10-20 years.