Campone Brunello - 2012

VINTAGE

Denomination

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Description

The youngest vineyards on the CastelGiocondo wine estate in Montalcino yield this Brunello, well-balanced and superbly-structured, yet eminently approachable as well. Ultra-appealing fragrances of well-ripened fruit and a long-lingering progression make it the perfect accompaniment to red meats, roast game, and aged cheeses.

Vintage Report

The 2012 growing season was defined by high temperatures and limited rainfall during the summer months, and the dry climate greatly facilitated the healthy ripening of Sangiovese grapes. The warmth and sunlight of 2012 bequeathed us with a vintage of extraordinarily powerful and rich wines balanced by great minerality.

Awards

Campone Brunello

Terroir and environmental conditions

Estate and vineyard location: Vineyards officially dedicated to Brunello di Montalcino DOCG production

Technical Information

Variety Sangiovese 100%
Alcohol by volume 14,50%
Length of maceration on the skins Ca. 3 weeks
Malolactic fermentation After initial fermentation
Maturation method 174hl Slavonian oak ovals
Length of maturation At least 24 months in barrel and 4 in bottle
Bottle formats 750ml
Campone Brunello

Tasting Notes

The wine, intensely ruby red, presents itself with a rich bouquet that ranges from red to black fruits such as plums, currants, blackberries accompanied by spicy notes that end with toasted notes of coffee and tobacco. In the mouth, the wine is warm and soft and its fine, enveloping tannins are well-balance. The finish is long and persistent with a slight fruitiness.

Serving suggestions

Red-meat stews and braises, roast game, and aged cheeses. The adventuresome will want to try it drizzled over traditional Siena panforte.