Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Campo di Sassi Rosso di Montalcino 2017
£123.84 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )
Country - Italy
Region - Tuscany
Grape Varieties - Sangiovese 100%
Alcohol by volume - 13.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Frescobaldi
Tasting notes - Intense aromas of blackcurrant and herbal notes on the nose, lead to the complex palate of mint, liquorice,
cardamom with a hint of violet. Smooth, but well structured on the palate, this intense wine has a wonderful persistency on
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Lifted aromas of blackcurrant and herbal notes complemented by typical Sangiovese flavours of liquorice, cardamom and dry bitter cherry on the finish.
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 hot afternoon sun; and the free draining marl soils; contributes three significant attributes
in producing this top quality Sangiovese. The CastelGiocondo wines are distinguished by their opulence,
power and extraordinary longevity.
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.
The wine was fermented in stainless steel, followed by a maturation on the skins for 16 days. A malolactic fermentation took place immediately after the alcoholic fermentation. A proportion of the wine was matured
in 80 hectolitre and 100 hectolitre Slavonian oak casks, while the remaining proportion was aged in French
oak barrels for 12 months. The wine then received a further four months bottle ageing.
Intense aromas of blackcurrant and herbal notes on the nose, lead to the complex palate of mint, liquorice, cardamom with a hint of violet. Smooth, but well structured on the palate, this intense wine has a wonderful persistency on the finish.
An intense wine wich accompanies full-flavoured stews, steak or wild boar; or pasta dishes such as pappardelle
in a black truffle sauce.
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- Case Size
- 6 Bottles