• Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

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One of the major and largest vine growing businesses in Europe, Frescobaldi owns nine estates covering over 1,000 ha of vineyards, all located in excellent areas for fine wines.

Directly manager by its family members, Frescobaldi produces almost 7 million bottles and the wines are exported to over 60 countries throughout the world.

The Frescobaldi name goes back many centuries into the history of art, culture, trade and finance of Italy in general and Tuscany in particular. From the second half of the last century, the Frescobaldi's were keen players in the development of Tuscan vine-growing.

Castelgiocondo is set in typical Mediterranean woodlands and enjoys a steady climate over the years; very hot and dry, with a little evenly distributed rainfall and perfect orientation and exposure to the sun. With 152 hectares of Brunello vineyards, Castelgiocondo is the largest vine-growing estate in Brunello di Montalcino and produces an average of 700,000 bottles a year.

Grapes:     100% Sangiovese grapes from the Castelgiocondo Estate.

Region:     Italy / Tuscany / Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Maker:      Nicolo D'Afflitto

Notes:       A stunning clear ruby red colour with garnet highlights. Pronounced notes of blackberry with floral notes such as violets. A well balanced and complex nose, with notes of black pepper, spice and cloves, leather and tobacco. A mellow structure with fine tannins leading to a long and elegant finish.

Serve:       At 16-18c it is ideal with stews, braised meats with potatoes, aged cheeses and game meats such as wild boar.

ABV:         14.5%

Suitable for Vegetarians

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