Castiglion del Bosco, Millecento Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2012

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    Sangiovese 100%

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    Cecilia Leoneschi

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Castiglion del Bosco Millecento Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2012 - Wine

Tasting Notes

The barrel aging emphasised the characteristics of the vintage, as well as enhancing the Sangiovese aromas, wonderful balance, and superb tannins. A great acidity supports the superb aging potential.

Production Notes

Grapes were harvested on the 12th October. Prolonged maceration is followed by a 36-month maturation in large (30hL) French oak barrels and concrete egg tanks to ensure unparalleled quality and longevity.

Critics Reviews

Wine Advocate,94pts - The Castiglion del Bosco 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Millecento offers toasted notes of espresso and roasted nut in a first aromatic wave. After that, you get dark, plump fruit with candied cherry and cr�me de cassis. Those rich flavors are tied tightly together at the core, resulting in balance and unity. This wine is made according to criteria that emphasizes both richness and smoothness

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.