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Brunello di Montalcino 2012, Tenuta Castelgiocondo, Frescobaldi

Brunello di Montalcino 2012, Tenuta Castelgiocondo, Frescobaldi
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Producer:  Marchesi de Frescobaldi
Grape Varieties:  100% Sangiovese
Optimum Drinking:  Within 12 years
Wine Style:  A fine aristocratic wine - concentrated and rich
Alcohol by Volume:  13.5%
Closure:  Natural Cork
Country:  Italian

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Brunello di Montalcino 2012, Tenuta Castelgiocondo, Frescobaldi 

Producer Note

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.

Vintage

The growing season was noteworthy for the high temperatures and limited rainfall during the dry summer months, which encouraged a harmonious development of the grapes. Although the harvest was quite long, the grapes remained in perfect health throughout. The sunlight and warmth of 2012 imparted CastelGiocondo wines with extraordinary potency and richness.

Vineyard

The high density vineyards are planted at between 250 and 400 metres above sea level, with 5,500 vines per hectare. The vines have an average age of 15 years and are Cordon spur and Guyot trained. Meticulous vineyard management takes place by hand. There are two types of soil on the estate, the first is rich in sand with a high presence of calcium, while the second is calcareous, rich in both clay and calcium with a more alkaline pH.

Winemaking

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.

Tasting Note

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 well-defined wine with elegant tannins and a sapid and mineral persistence.

Serving Suggestion

Braised red meats or aged cheese.

Grape

Sangiovese 100%


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