Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Campo di Sassi Rosso di Montalcino 2017

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Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Campo di Sassi Rosso di Montalcino 2017

Country - Italy

Region - Tuscany

Grape Varieties - Sangiovese 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Frescobaldi

Tasting notes - The striking bouquet delivers pronounced aromas of violets, enriched by notes of blackcurrant and blackberry. Smooth, but well structured on the palate, this rich and generous wine has evident but controlled tannins and a wonderful persistency on the finish.

Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Campo di Sassi Rosso di Montalcino 2017

Lifted aromas of red pear and herbal notes complemented by typical Sangiovese flavours of liquorice, cloves and dry bitter cherry on the finish.

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. Gambero Rosso awarded Frescobaldi with the prestigious ‘Tre Bicchieri Winery of the Year Award 2020’, in recognition of its uncompromising commitment to quality and innovation.

Vintage

The 2017 season was characterised by a rather mild winter with temperatures slightly above average. The spring and summer periods saw high temperatures and limited precipitation. The combination of deep terroirs where the Sangiovese vines are grown, and the particularly dry growing season, led to fine vegetative growth and an excellent ripening phase. At harvest time, the grapes were healthy and nicely concentrated. The CastelGiocondo wines gained extraordinary richness and intensity from the wealth of sunlight and warmth during 2017.

Vineyard

The vineyards are located on the CastelGiocondo Estate in Montalcino. Campo ai Sassi Rosso di Montalcino displays the same characteristics as Brunello, but in a more youthful, less complicated manner. It is produced from the same grape, Sangiovese, but from vineyards with vines that have very deep roots and yield wines which are aromatic and elegant, and less tannic than the Brunello. These vineyards were first planted in 1990 and then recently replanted, according to the terroir.

Winemaking

Once harvested, the Sangiovese grapes were fermented in stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures. During this phase, gentle pressing was fundamental, allowing for the perfect extraction of polyphenolic substances. After a period of time in the cellar, part of which was in wood, the wine spent a further four months in the bottle before being released.

Tasting Note

The striking bouquet delivers pronounced aromas of violets, enriched by notes of blackcurrant and blackberry. Smooth, but well structured on the palate, this rich and generous wine has evident but controlled tannins and a wonderful persistency on the finish.

Grape

Sangiovese 100%

 

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Vintage 2017
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