The growing season was noteworthy for the high summer temperatures and scarce rainfall, which brought about a significant dryness that contributed to a harmonious development of the grapes. Although the harvest was very long, our grapes maintained perfect health until the very end, which is the first step for making excellent wines. 2012’s light and warmth will give CastelGiocondo wines extraordinary power and richness.
Intensely purple, Lamaione 2012 is clear and beautifully consistent. It opens up with fruity notes of black and blueberries followed by cloves, black pepper, dark chocolate and a slight balsamic hint of eucalyptus and thyme. In the mouth, Lamaione is an explosion of warmth, softness and roundness. The tannins are significant, dense and silky, and the wine’s finish is long and persistent.
The Castelgiocondo estate, south-west of Montalcino, is situated in a perfect territory for the great wines produced here: the vineyards are located at a height between 300 and 400 metres, the well-drained territories face the sunny and favourable south-west side.