Lamaione - 2014

VINTAGE

Denomination

Toscana IGT

Description

Produced since 1991 on Tenuta CastelGiocondo, Lamaione is an elegant Tuscan Merlot with excellent structure and great balance all at once. In this corner of Tuscany, Merlot has found a perfect union of climate-, exposure and soil-robust terroir, expressing a decisive and structured character and an elegant complexity.

Awards

  • Bibenda5 Grappoli
  • Vintage Report

    The year 2014 featured a mild winter and a cool summer. The summer rains favoured a longer growth cycle and slow ripening.
    Sunny September days with good temperature changes between day and night then allowed the grapes to reach their optimum ripeness.

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    VINIFICATION AND AGEING

    The hard work carried out in the vineyard over the months prior to harvesting provided us with perfectly healthy, mature grapes. The carefully selected grapes, hand-harvested in crates, were transported to the cellar where they were de-stemmed and then manually sorted.
    Fermentation was carried out in steel vats at temperatures of 28-30°C with maceration on the skins lasting approximately 3 weeks.
    The wine was then aged for 24 months in 80% new French oak barriques, followed by a further ageing period of 12 months in the bottle.
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    Note di Degustazione

    Lamaione 2014 features an intense ruby ​​red colour, with scents of red and black fruits. Black cherry, cherry, raspberry and blackcurrant, combined with spicy vanilla and black pepper notes, make up a decidedly full and complex bouquet.
    The taste is extremely elegant and balanced. A fresh, character-filled attack, well integrated with soft, smooth tannins, leaves a vibrant, persistent finish.


    Formats

    Bottle (0,75 l), Magnum (1,5 l), Double Magnum (3l)
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    Lamaione - 2014

    VINTAGE

    Denomination

    Toscana IGT

    Description

    Produced since 1991 on Tenuta CastelGiocondo, Lamaione is an elegant Tuscan Merlot with excellent structure and great balance all at once. In this corner of Tuscany, Merlot has found a perfect union of climate-, exposure and soil-robust terroir, expressing a decisive and structured character and an elegant complexity.

    Awards

  • Bibenda5 Grappoli
  • Vintage Report

    The year 2014 featured a mild winter and a cool summer. The summer rains favoured a longer growth cycle and slow ripening.
    Sunny September days with good temperature changes between day and night then allowed the grapes to reach their optimum ripeness.

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    Terroir and environmental conditions

    Estate and vineyard location: CastelGiocondo, Montalcino
    ALTITUDE 300 meters (984 feet)
    VINEYARD SIZE 12 Ha in the Lamaione vineyard (29 Acres)
    EXPOSURE South-west
    SOIL TYPE Clayey terrain rich in limestone and mineral elements. PH lightly alkaline.
    PLANTING DENSITY 5.500 viti/Ha
    TRAINING SYSTEM Low spur pruned cordon
    Vineyard average age More than 20 years
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    Technical Information

    Variety Merlot
    Alcohol by volume 14,50%
    Length of maceration on the skins 4 weeks
    Malolactic fermentation Immediately following the alcoholic fermentation
    Maturation method 90% new and a 10% single use French oak barrels
    Length of maturation 24 months in barriques followed by a further aging period of 12 months in the bottle
    Bottle formats Bottle (0,75 l), Magnum (1,5 l), Double Magnum (3l)
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    Tasting Notes

    Lamaione 2014 features an intense ruby ​​red colour, with scents of red and black fruits. Black cherry, cherry, raspberry and blackcurrant, combined with spicy vanilla and black pepper notes, make up a decidedly full and complex bouquet.
    The taste is extremely elegant and balanced. A fresh, character-filled attack, well integrated with soft, smooth tannins, leaves a vibrant, persistent finish.

    Serving suggestions

    Slow-cooked dishes such as pot roasts marinated in the same wine, mushroom-enriched stews, or beef fillet. Enjoy it too with medium-aged.

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    A unique territory

    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.

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