Brunello di Montalcino 2014 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 -----
Aromas of raspberry, cherry and hints of pomegranate and rose petals. A rich and structured wine yet still shows a smooth finish of cherry and spice. The two years of ageing in oak barrels gives the wine delicious oak flavours that blend elegantly into the fruit flavours.
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.