Lamaione - 2013



Toscana IGT


A powerful expression of Merlot from the heavy clay and arid vineyard, Lamaione. Produced since 1991 on the estate of Castelgiocondo in Montalcino.


Vintage Report

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.


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.
TRAINING SYSTEM Low spur pruned cordon
Vineyard average age More than 20 years

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)

Tasting Notes

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.

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.


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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