1999 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML

  • WS 95
  • WA 91

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WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 2004
A tight and chewy wine with full body and lots of raisin and spice character. Impressive ripe tannins. Thick and powerful; needs time in the bottle. From one of the most serious producers in Montalcino now. Best after... A tight and chewy wine with full body and lots of raisin and spice character. Impressive ripe tannins. Thick and powerful; needs time in the bottle. From one of the most serious producers in Montalcino now. Best after 2007. 21660 cases made. –JS
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2005
The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino is for me the best produced to date (though there will unquestionably be a Riserva from the vintage next year) a blackish garnet with a sizeable and warm nose of plums resin liquorice and... The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino is for me the best produced to date (though there will unquestionably be a Riserva from the vintage next year) a blackish garnet with a sizeable and warm nose of plums resin liquorice and chocolate and a substantial firm and intense palate sustained and lingering on the aftertaste.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 1999

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Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino is produced from an uncompromising selection of the finest Sangiovese Grosso grapes. The vineyard site, with its ideal elevation, well-drained soils, and southwest-facing exposure, yields all of the qualities to produce the ultimate expression of the varietal. It is an elegant, well-balanced wine of magnificent structure.

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Castelgiocondo

Tenuta Castelgiocondo, situated to the south-west of Montalcino at an altitude of around 300 meters, is an ideal terroir for the production of Sangiovese. The altitude, excellent solar exposure, and well-drained soils enhance the wines of Castelgiocondo, distinguished for their strength and extraordinary longevity.

The territory of Castelgiocondo is dominated by the castle, an ancient stronghold built in 1100 to defend the road leading from the sea to Siena. This property is one of the first of 4 estates to produce Brunello di Montalcino, beginning in 1800. It belongs to the Frescobaldi family whose wine history dates back over 700 years.

Today, Lamberto Frescobaldi has taken over the business, and with his long technical experience, aims to further strengthen the uniqueness of the wines of each individual estate in their portfolio.