2016 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
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REVIEWS

JS 99 VN 95 WA 94 W&S 94 WS 94 DC 93 JD 92
JS 99

jamessuckling.com, November 2020

The complexity and beauty to this is really something with cherry, walnut, tobacco and cigar-box character. Sweet cherries. It’s full-bodied and deep with super intensity and power. Layered and beautiful. Really refined...
VN 95

Vinous, November 2020

The 2016 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino really stands out with its vivid display of crushed raspberries, lavender and clove. Further depths are found with each swirl, adding mentholated herbs and flowery...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2020

The Castiglion del Bosco 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is a fruit-forward expression with soft cherry, blackberry, tilled earth and a touch of sweet spice. This wine is made in an especially accessible style that prizes...
W&S 94

Wine & Spirits, April 2021

This wine offers ripe cherry and plum flavors infused with bright acidity and sculpted by firm, raspy tannins. Its scents of crushed violets and lavender are enticing, as are the notes of licorice and cherry pit that...
WS 94

Wine Spectator, April 2021

A wild and unbridled version, as much about the woodsy pine, wild herb and iron flavors as the brooding black cherry and blueberry fruit. Long and resonant, with muscular tannins and lively acidity lending support. Best...
DC 93

Decanter, March 2021

With an eye towards the Mediterranean Sea, Castiglion del Bosco’s Capanna vineyard is in the far northwest of Montalcino. The estate remarked that harvest started a little later than it did in 2015 and each plot was...
JD 92

jebdunnuck.com, March 2021

The 2016 Brunello Di Montalcino is fresh and aromatic, revealing notes of ripe red cherry fruit, raspberry leather, and forest floor. The palate has supple tannins that wrap around a generous fruit profile of kirsch...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

Situated within the UNESCO-listed Val d’Orcia Natural Park in the heart of the Brunello di Montalcino wine-making region, Castiglion del Bosco is a 5,000-acre resort and country estate with eight centuries of history. It is one of the founding members of the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino created in 1967, and in 1972 was made a World Heritage Site.

Castiglion del Bosco is located in the northwest of Montalcino, where the rocky, nutrient-poor soils are perfect for yielding wines of superb structure and complexity. The estate holds 2,000 hectares of dense woods, meadows and organically-farmed crops, with 62 hectares of vineyard planted exclusively to Sangiovese.

The estate was purchased in 2003 by Massimo Ferragamo who began the restoration of both the architectural and winemaking facets of the estate. A new and modern cellar was built on two levels, with a capacity of 3,000 hectoliters.

Along with its Montalcino vineyards, Castiglion del Bosco owns a 10 hectare-estate called Prima Pietra in Riparbella, close to the Bolgheri wine area on the Tuscan coast. The vines enjoy abundant sun and ventilation, and the iron-rich, rocky soils ensure wines of superb structure. Bordeaux varieties of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot planted at a density of 9,600 vines per hectare flourish in this terroir, producing wonderfully expressive fruit.

Complexity, elegance, superb structure, and an inviting, mouth-filling palate are the hallmarks of Castiglion del Bosco’s Brunello, made from Sangiovese grown in the 42-hectare, organically managed Capanna vineyard which faces toward the Mediterranean sea—unique in Montalcino for its exposure and location.

The wine is 100% Sangiovese, fermented in stainless steel and aged for 24 months in 225 L and large-format French oak barrels.