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CastelGiocondo - 2011



Brunello di Montalcino DOCG


CastelGiocondo is produced from an uncompromising selection of the finest Sangiovese grapes, in a vineyard whose ideal elevation, well-drained soils, and southwest-facing exposure yield all of the qualities that converge to produce the finest expression of this ancient grape variety. It is an elegant, well-balanced wine of magnificent structure.

Vintage Report

The 2011 season started according to norm, with abundant rains and mild temperatures in the spring and warm temperatures in the first part of the summer, which ensured that the grapes arrived at veraison in optimum condition. Temperatures rose in the latter part of August, which gave Sangiovese remarkable ripeness: at harvest, the grapes were impressively concentrated, intensely coloured, and sound and healthy.


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  • CastelGiocondo

    Terroir and environmental conditions

    Estate and vineyard location: CastelGiocondo Estate, Montalcino
    Vineyard average age 20 years

    Technical Information

    Variety Sangiovese
    Alcohol by volume 14,50%
    Length of maceration on the skins 32 days
    Malolactic fermentation Immediately done after the alcoholic fermentation
    Maturation method Slavonian oak casks and in French oak barrels
    Length of maturation from harvest to January 1st of the following 5th year, after having spent a minimum of 2 years in wood, and 4 months in the bottle
    Bottle formats 0,375 lt – 0,750 lt – 1,5 lt – 3,0 lt – 5,0 lt

    Tasting Notes

    The wine appears a rich ruby red, then releases clean-edged aromas of raspberry and pomegranate, enriched by graceful floral notes. All components are beautifully balanced on the palate, with glossy, elegant tannins and a full-flavoured, long-lingering finish with a delicious minerally tang.

    Serving suggestions

    Beef stews, braised meats and aged cheeses.



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