The Tenuta Castiglioni, the Frescobaldi family’s oldest estate, brought forth, in 1999, Giramonte, a rare and exclusive Cru. The qualities of its soil, an ideal microclimate, and rigorous selection of the fruit ensure, year after year, extraordinary consistency of quality. The result is a wine of great richness and intensity, silk-smooth, and with an almost endless progression and finish.
2014 was a complex year characterised by very variable weather. However, the use green manure coupled with the careful working of the soil, the thinning of the buds and the frequent pruning of the leaves supported the grapes in reaching their optimal ripeness. The Castiglioni estate with its very specific “terroir” once again produced a beautiful vintage.
The wine’s colour is ruby red with crimson highlights. Complex to the nose, Giramonte possesses notes of blackcurrant and raspberries with delicate aromas of cinnamon and sweet vanilla. In the mouth, the wine is well-rounded and savoury with a fresh acid streak that blends well with the dense and silky tannins. The finish is persistent and harmonious and is the result of great balance between softness and crispness.
The fertile soils of the two vineyards have different structures: rocky soils are ideal for the cultivation of elegant Sangiovese, while clays soils highlight the characteristics of Merlot. The temperate and dry microclimate and the typical freshness of these soils give the wine an outstanding fruitiness.