Brunello di Montalcino 2015 CastelgiocondoRegular price £55.00
One of the Italian Icons, not only a Brunello, but made by the historic Frescobaldi family - it's going to be sensational.
A full-flavoured Brunello, expressing complex aromas of wild berries and sour cherry with spicy notes of cinnamon, tobacco, mint and leather. Velvety tannins impart a creamy feeling beautifully balanced by a fresh balsamic, savoury character through to a deliciously long finish.
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 hot afternoon sun; and the free draining marl soils; contributes three significant attributes in producing this top quality Sangiovese. The Castel Giocondo wines are distinguished by their opulence, power and extraordinary longevity.