Castiglion del Bosco, Brunello di Montalcino 2014

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    Italy

  • Region:

    Tuscany

  • ABV:

    14%

  • Grape:

    Sangiovese

  • Grape Blend:

    Sangiovese 100%

  • Vegan:

    Y

  • Winemaker:

    Cecilia Leoneschi

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino 2014 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Vibrant ruby in colour with a juicy red cherry and ripe berry character with layers of sweet spices. Silky mouthfeel and a full body, ripe tannins with a very long, lingering finish

Production Notes

The grapes are hand-picked and whole bunches are pressed. The wine is fermented in stainless steel at 28deg.for 18 days. After fermentation, the juice is matured in French barriques, 20% new and 80% first and second passage, for 24 months before bottling. After bottling, the wine spends a further 12 months in bottle before release.

Critics Reviews

Vinous,94pts - Luminous medium-dark red. The captivating nose combines sour red cherry, violet, coconut, tobacco, minerals and a hint of white pepper. Densely packed and youthful but very fresh and lively; this already boasts a silky texture and considerable early appeal owing to its noteworthy sweetness of fruit. Subtle notes of red berries, herbs, graphite and flowers carry through into the rising, very long, vibrant finish. A knockout Brunello that further confirms winemaker Cecilia Leoneschi�s talent at making exceptionally good, very classic Brunellos. I can think of very few wines in all of Italy that have improved more than Castiglion del Bosco�s over the last decade. Well done

Producer Profile

In 1980, Brunello di Montalcino made history as the first wine in Italy to be awarded DOCG status. To earn this title, Brunello must be produced exclusively from Sangiovese Grosso grapes grown in Montalcino, and aged a minimum of 24 months in oak and a further 24 months in bottle before release. Castiglion del Bosco, one of the founding members of the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino established in 1967, starting producing wine in 1954. Purchased by Massimo Ferragamo in 2003, Castiglion del Bosco has been revitalised, after major investment in the vineyards and winery, and has now been restored to its position as a leading Brunello estate. The estate is located in the Val dOrcia National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, to the north west of Montalcino, near Buonconvento. Its isolated location, away from other producers and sources of pollution, makes organic cultivation possible. Locally trained oenologist, Cecilia Leoneschi, who has been working at the winery since 2003 oversees the vineyards and the cellar. Today, the estate produces a refined style of Brunello, while expressing the inherent character of the grapes. The 62 hectares of estate vineyards (51 of which are permitted for Brunello production) extend over two areas of the property. Located between 350-460 metres above sea level, the spectacular Capanna vineyard, from which the Brunello di Montalcino is produced, covers 42 hectares facing south/south west towards the Tyrrhenian coast. The 1.5 hectare plot at the top of the hill is known as ;Campo del Drago from which the eponymous single-vineyard wine is made. The microclimate is strongly influenced by the sea with hot, dry summers and a constant breeze that reduces humidity.