2006 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino
Sangiovese Grosso - 1.5L

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James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2011
Frescobaldi's Brunello always delivers great quality in just about any vintage. Gorgeous nose of ripe berries and slice plums with an almost peach undertone. Full bodied with a solid core of gorgeously clean and clear... Frescobaldi's Brunello always delivers great quality in just about any vintage. Gorgeous nose of ripe berries and slice plums with an almost peach undertone. Full bodied with a solid core of gorgeously clean and clear dark fruits. Dense and integrated tannins on the finish. So long and fascinating. Best after 2013.
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Jeff Loo - JJ Buckley, April 2011
From vines with an average age of 29 years grown in rich galestro soil with clay limestone and calcium. Aged in a combination of French barrels and Slavonian casks. Dark ruby core with pink towards the rim. The nose... From vines with an average age of 29 years grown in rich galestro soil with clay limestone and calcium. Aged in a combination of French barrels and Slavonian casks. Dark ruby core with pink towards the rim. The nose displays subtle notes of cranberry sour cherry strawberry leather and sweet earth while the palate is long and full bodied with creamy tannins and high-toned acidity. This wine needs another 3-5 years in bottle and will continue to evolve for the next 20. Tasted in New York and at Vinitaly with consistent notes and scores.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2006

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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.