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Lamaione Toscana 2014, Tenuta Castelgiocondo, Frescobaldi, Tuscany

Lamaione Toscana 2014, Tenuta Castelgiocondo, Frescobaldi, Tuscany
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Producer:  Frescobaldi
Grape Varieties:  Merlot 100%
Optimum Drinking:  Within 10 years
Wine Style:  Complex balanced yet fruity red
Alcohol by Volume:  14.5%
Closure:  Natural Cork
Country:  Italy

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Lamaione Toscana 2014, Tenuta Castelgiocondo, Frescobaldi, Tuscany

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 winter was warm, followed by a mid spring which encouraged an early budding. 2014 saw a mild summer with intermittent rains, which brought the growing season back to its normal progression. Heatwaves at the end of July and the beginning of August resulted in a positive véraison. The diurnal temperature differences promoted a gradual ripening of the fruit and warm weather conditions in September resulted in healthy grapes of excellent quality.

Vineyard

The Tenuta CastelGiocondo vineyard is located in Montalcino at 300 metres above sea level. 12 hectares of vines are grown in the Lamaione vineyard with a southwesterly exposure. The vines were planted in 1998, to a density of 5,500 vines per hectare and are low-spur pruned cordon trained. The clayey terrain is rich in limestone and mineral elements with a lightly alkaline pH.

Winemaking

The grapes were hand-harvested, destemmed and manually sorted. Fermentation took place in stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures of between 28 to 30°C with maceration lasting three weeks, extracting colour, flavour and fine tannins. The wine was matured for 24 months in 80% new French oak barriques, followed by a further 12 months bottle ageing.

Tasting Note

An impressive bouquet of great aromatic richness and a complexity, Lamaione 2014 expresses blackcurrant, cherry, raspberry and delicate notes of vanilla and black pepper. On the palate, the wine is enveloping with velvety tannins and is rich in black berried fruit flavours that fill the palate with lingering persistence.

Serving Suggestion

Slow cooked dishes such as pot roasts, stews with wild mushrooms or beef fillet.

Grape

Merlot 100%

 

 

 


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