Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Tuscany 2012

£251.64

6 Bottles (£41.94 bottle)

VAT included

A dense, warm, full-flavoured Brunello with leather and herbal notes combined with violets and toasted coffee

Awards 93Pts, James Suckling, 2016

Gold, DWWA, 2016

91Pts, Wine Spectator, 2017

92Pts, Wine Enthusiast , 2017

Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG  Tuscany 2012

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A dense, warm, full-flavoured Brunello with leather and herbal notes combined with violets and toasted coffee.
Producer Note
A Florentine family with thirty generations dedicated to the production of great wines across six Tuscan estates. The Frescobaldi style brings together tradition and innovation. With the goal of being the most prestigious Tuscan wine producer, Frescobaldi firmly believes in respecting the local land while focusing on the highest quality grapes for its wines. The Frescobaldis own over 1,000 hectares of vineyards, all located in excellent areas for the production of fine wines. Directly managed by its family members, the Frescobaldi name is deeply connected with the history of art, culture, trade, finance and wine in Italy. 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 the maceration lasted 30 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. The Frescobaldis use a mix of Slavonian oak casks and French oak barrels. Tasting Note
A lively, luminous ruby red. The nose offers a melange of berries, dominated by blackberry with floral notes of violets, backed by spicy black pepper, toasted coffee and hazelnuts. The texture is dense with elegant tannins. The finish is very long and warm with the spicy notes joined by intense fruity flavours. Serving Suggestion
Ideal with braised red meats, stews and hearty Tuscan dishes.

Country - Italy

Region - Tuscany

Grape Varieties - Sangiovese 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Frescobaldi

Tasting notes - A lively, luminous ruby red. The nose offers a melange of berries, dominated by blackberry with floral notes of violets, backed by spicy black pepper, toasted coffee and hazelnuts. The texture is dense with elegant tannins. The finish is very long and warm with the spicy notes joined by intense fruity flavours.

Awards 93Pts, James Suckling, 2016

Gold, DWWA, 2016

91Pts, Wine Spectator, 2017

92Pts, Wine Enthusiast , 2017

Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG  Tuscany 2012

Frescobaldi
5222012A
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Data sheet

Vintage
2012
Case Size
6 Bottles