Frescobaldi, Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2014

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    Sangiovese 100%

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    Francesca Pratesi

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Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2014 - Wine

Tasting Notes

An intense ruby red in colour, the wine expresses itself through clearly defined aromas of raspberry and pomegranate, which are further enriched by elegant floral notes. On the palate, the CastelGiocondo Brunello 2012 is harmonious and welldefined wine with elegant tannins and a sapid and mineral persistence.

Production Notes

The grapes were hand-harvested with cluster selection and then pressed using soft horizontal presses. Fermentation took place in stainless steel at 30°C and lasted 10 days, while maceration on the skins lasted 32 days. The wine then underwent malolactic fermentation. It was matured for four years before release - by law a minimum of two years in wood and four months in bottle. A combination of Slavonian oak casks and French oak barrels are used, imparting complexity to the wine.

Critics Reviews

Vinous 91pts (2012) - Good full ruby-red. Perfumed red cherry, herbs and sandalwood on the nose. Enters fresh and juicy, then mountingly tannic with the red cherry and herbal flavors kept under wraps by a strong tannic cloak. This brooding, very youthful Brunello finishes long and crisp, but needs plenty of time to soften and come around.

Producer Profile

CastelGiocondo epitomises the spirit of Montalcino. It is considered to be one of the most historical estates of Montalcino, as it was one of the first producers of Brunello di Montalcino during the 1800s. The vines are overlooked by the castle and the small medieval town of Montalcino. The combination of the unique location of the vineyard, which is situated at 300 to 400 metres altitude; the south western orientation, which benefits from the warming afternoon sun; and the free draining marl soil culminates to produce this top quality Sangiovese. The CastelGiocondo wines are distinguished by their opulence, power and extraordinary longevity.