Castelgiocondo, Frescobaldi, Sangiovese, Brunello Di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Tuscany is renowned for making some superb wines. 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. This wonderful Sangiovese is aged in oak for a period of five years, resulting in a refined and balanced wine. It received further bottle ageing for several months, prior to release. Velvety tannins envelop the beautifully balanced palate, with a balsamic, savoury character leading to a deliciously long finish.
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