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Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcinotext

Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2015

Tuscany, ItalyCastelGiocondo’s location in Montalcino offers up multiple soils of galestro, clay, and Pleocene sands, on hillsides from 180 - 360m, contributing to this Brunello’s complex nuances. 2015 was an excellent vintage, if on the warm side, but it yielded some terrific bottles with proper care. Castelgiocondo is organically grown; the fruit is handpicked and fermented in stainless steel and aged for five years in oak. Then, it spends another 12 months in the bottle before release. 2015 is undoubtedly one of the finest editions of this wine, from its spicy red and black fruit to its almost luxurious creamy textures and long persistent finish — one for the cellar that will hold through 2030. Excellent value.Tasted: 02 December 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
AB$55.00750mlselect private retailers
MB$60.00750mlselect private retailers
Producer: Tenuta di FrescobaldiDistributors: Dandurand
Grape: SangioveseCSPC: 333989UPC: 8002366089264