The 2013 growing season was particularly favourable to the development of the grapevines. A cool spring with regular rainfall and a warm – but not excessively so – summer combined with a ripening phase that saw hot, sunny days give way to cool evenings ensured healthy and perfectly ripe grapes.
Lamaione 2013 is the result of a particularly fruitful year for Merlot grapes, which were able to ripen slowly and perfectly thanks to a sunny but not excessively hot season. The wine introduces itself with an intense deep ruby red colour, and the nose impresses with great aromatic richness and a complex bouquet of blackcurrant, small black fruits, bitter cherries and delicate notes of coffee and vanilla. In the mouth, the wine is enveloping with velvety tannins free of any harshness and rich in aromas of black berried fruits that fill the palate with lingering persistence.
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.