Since 1300, Tenuta Castiglioni has been the iconic symbol of the Frescobaldi family’s winemaking heritage. This is where the production of Tuscan wines began and was cherished as far back as 1500 by both the Papal court and that of English monarch Henry VIII.
2015 will surely be remembered for the excellent health and perfect ripening of the grapes, two significant results of a particularly good season. Supported by the warm spring days and plentiful water reserves stored during the winter, the grapevines began to bud on the third day of April. The scarce rainfall in May and June allowed the buds to grow in a dry environment, reducing the risk of disease. Warm days in August and September encouraged a gradual ripening of the fruits with an excellent concentration of sugars and polyphenols
The wine is an intense ruby red with light scarlet highlights. The bouquet is sweet and fruity with scents of blueberry, cherry, currant and Californian plum accompanied by an underlying hint of toasted and spiced aromas. In the mouth the wine generous, soft and rounded. The intense notes of ripe fruit are evident on the palate and open up a long and harmonious finish characterised by an elegant and pleasant freshness.