Frescobaldi, Castelgiocondo Rosso di Montalcino Campo ai Sassi 2017

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    Sangiovese 100%

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    Francesca Pratesi

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Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Rosso di Montalcino Campo ai Sassi 2017 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Intense aromas of blackcurrant and herbal notes on the nose, lead to the complex palate of mint, liquorice, cardamom with a hint of violet. Smooth, but well structured on the palate, this intense wine has a wonderful persistency on the finish.

Production Notes

The wine was fermented in stainless steel, followed by a maturation on the skins for 16 days. A malolactic fermentation took place immediately after the alcoholic fermentation. A proportion of the wine was matured in 80 hectolitre and 100 hectolitre Slavonian oak casks, while the remaining proportion was aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. The wine then received a further four months bottleageing.

Critics Reviews

James Suckling 91pts (2016) - A really floral nose with crushed lavender and dried rose petals, as well as a touch of orange rind that pops out. There’s a really tangy streak of acidity that runs through the rather layered red fruit and across a sheen of firm tannins.

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.