Tenuta Frescobaldi di Castiglioni - 2014

VINTAGE

Denomination

Toscana, IGT

Description

The rich Tenuta Frescobaldi di Castiglioni, this estate’s iconic wine, is clearly in a modern key, but holds fast to the qualities of its local terroir. The labels of the bottles prior to the 2009 vintage presented the caption as “Tenuta di Castiglioni”

Vintage Report

2014 was a complex year characterised by very variable weather. However, the sowing of green manure, the working of the soil to facilitate the absorption of organic substances, shoot thinning practices, and late and frequent leaf pruning allowed the grapes to reach optimal ripeness. The lands in Castiglioni, known for their particular “terroir”, have once again produced a beautiful vintage.

Awards

Tenuta Frescobaldi di Castiglioni

Terroir and environmental conditions

Estate and vineyard location: Tenuta di Castiglioni, Comune di Montespertoli
Vineyard average age 12 years

Technical Information

Variety Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese
Alcohol by volume 13%
Length of maceration on the skins 12 days
Malolactic fermentation Immediately after the alcoholic fermentation
Maturation method Barriques
Length of maturation 12 months in barriques and 2 months in bottle
Bottle formats 0,75 lt., 1,5 lt., 3 lt.
Tenuta Frescobaldi di Castiglioni

Tasting Notes

Tenuta Frescobaldi di Castiglioni 2014 is ruby red in colour and possesses marked red berry fruit scents, which are followed and joined by toasted notes of cocoa, coffee and tobacco. Gifted of a pleasant freshness and satisfying structure, the wine is warm, soft and round.

Serving suggestions

Ideal with game such as hare and boar, with roasted or sautéed beef, roast of pork, as well as with full-flavoured cheeses.