CastelGiocondo - 2013

VINTAGE

Denomination

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Description

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 noble grape variety. It is an elegant, well-balanced wine of magnificent structure.

Vintage Report

The 2013 growing season saw regular rainfall throughout spring and early summer, which helped the grapevines develop perfectly. The second half of the summer was quite warm, but without the type of heat spikes that could have compromised the grape’s ripening. The ripening of the berries benefited from alternating warm days and cool nights, producing ripe grapes rich in phenolic substances – e.g. anthocyanins and tannins – whilst preserving their delicate aromas.

Awards

  • Decanter91 Points
  • JamesSuckling.Com95 Points
  • Mundus ViniGold Medal
  • Wine Enthusiast96 Points
  • Wine Spectator93 Points
  • CastelGiocondo

    Terroir and environmental conditions

    Estate and vineyard location: CastelGiocondo Estate, Montalcino

    Technical Information

    Variety 100% Sangiovese
    Alcohol by volume 14,5%
    Length of maceration on the skins 30 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 2018, with a minimum of 2 years in wood and 4 months in bottle
    Bottle formats 375ml, 750ml (Bottle), 1.5l (Magnum), 3l (Double Magnum)
    CastelGiocondo

    Tasting Notes

    Intense ruby red in colour, the wine expresses clearly defined aromas of raspberry and red summer fruits, further enriched by elegant floral violet notes. On the palate CastelGiocondo Brunello 2013 is harmonious and well-defined wine with elegant tannins and a sapid and mineral persistence. The wine has a long, lingering finish.

    Serving suggestions

    Beef stews, braised meats and aged cheeses.

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