CastelGiocondo - 2012

VINTAGE

Denomination

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Description

CastelGiocondo is produced from an uncompromising selection of the finest Sangiovese grapes, in vineyards 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 growing season was noteworthy for the high temperatures and limited rainfall during the summer months as well as the particularly dry seasons, all of which encouraged a harmonious development of the grapes. Although the harvest was quite long, our grapes remained in perfect health throughout, the first important step for the production of good wine. The sunlight and warmth of 2012 give CastelGiocondo wines extraordinary potency and richness.

Awards

  • International Wine Report93 Points
  • JamesSuckling.Com93 Points
  • The Wine Advocate92 Points
  • CastelGiocondo

    Terroir and environmental conditions

    Estate and vineyard location: CastelGiocondo Estate, Montalcino

    Technical Information

    Variety Sangiovese
    Alcohol by volume 14,5%
    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 2017, after having spent a minimum of 2 years in wood, and 4 months in the bottle
    Bottle formats Half Bottle (0,375 l), Bottle (0,75 l), Magnum (1,5 l), Double Magnum (3,0 l), Imperiale (5,0 l)
    CastelGiocondo

    Tasting Notes

    An intense ruby red in colour, the wine expresses itself through clearly defined aromas of raspberry and pomegranate, which are further enriched by elegant floral notes. In the mouth, the CastelGiocondo Brunello 2012 is harmonious and well-defined wine with elegant tannins and a sapid and mineral persistence.

    Serving suggestions

    Beef stews, braised meats and aged cheeses.

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