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Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2015

Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino

2015
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Located on the south-west side of the Montalcino hill, a few kilometres from Castelnuovo dell'Abate ...

Other bottle sizes and vintages

47.65

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2015

Producer

Alcohol content

15.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2015

Review

Located on the south-west side of the Montalcino hill, a few kilometres from Castelnuovo dell'Abate and the fascinating Romanesque abbey of Sant'Antimo, Castelgiocondo is one of the most important, oldest and deeply rooted wineries in the territory. The Marchesi de' Frescobaldi are a Florentine family who have dedicated themselves for thirty generations to the production of great Tuscan wines: since 1989 they have owned the Castelgiocondo estate, the nerve centre of the production of one of the most representative Brunellos of the entire denomination.

Castelgiocondo is a red wine of great structure, elegant and balanced. It is a Brunello of modern conception, because it rests partly in barrique, and therefore gives a softer and more persuasive approach to Sangiovese. Bright ruby red in colour, the bouquet enthuses with intense notes of red fruit including blackberry, currant, plum and blueberry, followed by toasted hints of vanilla, tobacco and coffee. Balsamic and eucalyptus notes emerge in the finish. On the palate it is warm, soft and balanced, with dense and elegant tannins that blend in well in the structure, also supported by a nice acidity. The finish is long and persistent with slight fruity hints in the aftertaste. Excellent with stews, long-cooked meat dishes and mature cheeses.

Food pairing

Cured cheeses / Any type of meat / Casseroles

Tasting notes

  • ViewRosso rubino
  • Bouquet:Cherries / Coffee / Frutti rossi / Tabacco / Vaniglia / Eucalipto
  • Mouth:Balanced / Warm / Well-integrated acidity / Elegante / Tannino compatto

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Jerry (20/05/2019) - Vintage 2013

Perfect brunello

This is an excellent Sangiovese. Aromas of ripe dark and red fruits with some sweet spice. The palate revealed a full-bodied dry wine with medium acidity, smooth tannins and a slight warmth of alcohol present.

by: Morellino (04/12/2017) - Vintage 2012

Une référence pour moi !

Très beau magnum, livré en coffret bois d'un superbe bleu, sur un millésime 2012 qui tient se révèle excellent. Une référence, valeur sûre pour moi !