Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2007

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Rubingranat, zum Rand hin leicht aufhellend. Viel Pflaumen- und Zwetschgenfrucht in der Nase, ergänzt durch Gewürznelke und Zimtstern, schliesslich auch balsamische Noten. Fest und sehr ausdrucksstark präsentiert sich der Gaumen, von hervorragender Struktur, charaktervoll. Noch spürbare, aber gut integrierte Tannine führen ins aromatisch lang anhaltende Finale.

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Marchesi de' Frescobaldi:
The Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of the most significant wine producers in Italy, with nine estates, and more than 1,000 hectares, in Tuscany. The family has been growing wine since the early 14th century, when they became the first in Tuscany to import and plant French vine cuttings. Because they have been producing wines for more than 700 years, to experience Frescobaldi is to glimp... Read more
The Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of the most significant wine producers in Italy, with nine estates, and more than 1,000 hectares, in Tuscany. The family has been growing wine since the early 14th century, when they became the first in Tuscany to import and plant French vine cuttings. Because they have been producing wines for more than 700 years, to experience Frescobaldi is to glimpse the history of Florence, from the Middle Ages to the present day. The core wine growing philosophy of the Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi revolves around the integrated relationship among environment, vine, climate, and man’s intervention. They continually upgrade their extensive vineyard holdings, and they craft their wines with the finest combination of traditional and innovative methods. Wine Spectator has ranked many of their offerings in the 90s and their wines are consistently listed in the magazines Top 100 Wines of the Year, encouraging wine enthusiasts from around the globe to become familiar with some of Italy’s finest wines. Visit www.tuscanytonight.com for more information about Marchesi de Frescobaldi wines, Italian recipes, wine and more. Read less
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External Reviews for Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/21/2012

Rubingranat, zum Rand hin leicht aufhellend. Viel Pflaumen- und Zwetschgenfrucht in der Nase, ergänzt durch Gewürznelke und Zimtstern, schliesslich auch balsamische Noten. Fest und sehr ausdrucksstark präsentiert sich der Gaumen, von hervorragender Struktur, charaktervoll. Noch spürbare, aber gut integrierte Tannine führen ins aromatisch lang anhaltende Finale.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2006 04/10/2011

Strahlendes Rubinrot, granatfarbene Nuancen. Ein enormes Aromenspektrum offenbart die Nase: kleine rote und schwarze Beeren, Erdbeeren und Brombeeren, ergänzt durch Crême brûlée und Zedernholznoten, eine würzige Komponente auch. Viel Eleganz strahlt der Gaumen aus: Preiselbeeren und Hagebuttenkonfitüre, unterlegt von einer grossartigen Frische und samtweichen Tanninen; die fruchtigen Aromen werden ergänzt durch dezente Röstaromen, die nicht aufdringlich wirken; stimmiges, sehr ausgedehntes Finale.


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
Vintage: 2006 10/16/2012

Robert Parker 92 Points One of the major and largest vine growing businesses in Europe, Frescobaldi owns nine estates covering over 1,000 ha of vineyards, all located in excellent areas for fine wines. Directly manager by its family members, Frescobaldi produces almost 7 million bottles and the wines are exported to over 60 countries throughout the world. The Frescobaldi name goes back many centuries into the history of art, culture, trade and finance of Italy in general and Tuscany in particular. From the second half of the last century, the Frescobaldi’s were keen players in the development of Tuscan vine-growing. Castelgiocondo is set in typical Mediterranean woodlands and enjoys a steady climate over the years; very hot and dry, with a little evenly distributed rainfall and perfect orientation and exposure to the sun. With 152 hectares of Brunello vineyards, Castelgiocondo is the largest vine-growing estate in Brunello di Montalcino and produces an average of 700,000 bottles a year. Grapes : 100% Sangiovese grapes from the Castelgiocondo Estate. Region : Italy / Tuscany / Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Maker : Nicolo D'Afflitto Notes : A stunning clear ruby red colour with garnet highlights. Pronounced notes of blackberry with floral notes such as violets. A well balanced and complex nose, with notes of black pepper, spice and cloves, leather and tobacco. A mellow structure with fine tannins leading to a long and elegant finish. Serve : Ideal with stews, braised meats with potatoes, aged cheeses and game meats such as wild boar. ABV : 14.5% Suitable for Vegetarians


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
Vintage: 2006 04/05/2010

The Frescobaldi name goes back many centuries into the history of art, culture, trade and finance of Italy in general and Tuscany in particular. From the second half of the last century, the Frescobaldi's were keen players in the development of Tuscan vine-growing They were the first to plants new varieties such as Chardonnay, Cabernet, Merlot and Pinot and to adopt new planting, cultivation a wine-making systems in their properties. From the second half of the 1950's and throughout the 1960's, the company's growth was impressive. In 1989 Frescobaldi bought the Castelgiocondo estate in Montalcino, the largest vine-growing farm in the Brunello area. Although the estates have gone many changes over the years, ownership has never changed hands and still, after 30 generations, is in full control of the Frescobaldi family. One of the major and largest vine growing businesses in Europe, Frescobaldi owns nine estates covering over 1,0...


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
Vintage: 2006 11/08/2010

The Frescobaldi name goes back many centuries into the history of art, culture, trade and finance of Italy in general and Tuscany in particular. From the second half of the last century, the Frescobaldis were keen players in the development of Tuscan vine-growing They were the first to plants new varieties such as Chardonnay, Cabernet, Merlot and Pinot and to adopt new planting, cultivation a wine-making systems in their properties. From the second half of the 1950s and throughout the 1960s, the companys growth was impressive. In 1989 Frescobaldi bought the Castelgiocondo estate in Montalcino, the largest vine-growing farm in the Brunello area. Although the estates have gone many changes over the years, ownership has never changed hands and still, after 30 generations, is in full control of the Frescobaldi family. One of the major and largest vine growing businesses in Europe, Frescobaldi owns nine estates covering over 1,000 ha of vineyards, all located in excellent areas for fine wines. Directly manager by its family members, Frescobaldi produces almost 7 million bottles and the wines are exported to over 60 countries throughout the world. CASTELGIOCONDO, built in 1100, was one of the first four estates to produce and bottle Brunello di Montalcino wine at the end of the 19th century. The property is located on the Montalcino hills, 40km from the sea 250 to 450M above sea level. Castelgiocondo is set in typical Mediterranean woodlands and enjoys a steady climate over the years; very hot and dry, with a little evenly distributed rainfall and perfect orientation and exposure to the sun. With 152 hectares of Brunello vineyards, Castelgiocondo is the largest vine-growing estate in Brunello di Montalcino and produces an average of 700,000 bottles a year. Vintage: 2004 Grapes: 100% Sangiovese grapes from the Castelgiocondo Estate. Altitude: 250-450M Exposure: South, Southwest Age of vines: 28 years Pruning: Spur pruned cordon and Guyot Vineyard size: 152 Hectares Yield: 35HL/Ha Soil: Rich in marl, with clay, limestone, also rich in calcium Yield: 35KL per Hectare Density: 3,000 vines/Ha in "first generation" vineyards and 5,500 vines/Ha in vineyards recently planted. Winemaking: The grapes were hand harvested during the first week of October and then pressed in soft horizontal presses.. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at less than 30C and lasted 12 days. Maceration lasted 32days. Immediately after alcoholic fermentation malolactic fermentation took place. Ageing: In Slavonian oak casks and in French barrels. 4 years of which at least 2 years are spent in oak casks and barriques and at least 4 months in bottle prior to release. Taste: Clear hints of cherries and plums are accompanied by Brunello's traditional floral aromas of violets and lingering spicy notes. Concentrated and rich, well structured, this is a fine and aristocratic wine.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2005 04/10/2011

Glänzendes Rubin, granatfarbene Reflexe. Viel rot- und schwarzbeerige Frucht, eine köstliche Malznote und Bourbon-Vanille prägen das offene Bouquet. Komplexität und Eleganz gleichermassen offenbaren sich im Gaumen: Himbeeren und Walderdbeeren, eine feinwürzige Komponente und etwas Mokka, noch etwas spürbare, aber sehr schön integrierte Tannine, viel Potenzial aufzeigendes, lange nachklingendes Finale.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2004 05/16/2009

Tiefes Rubinrot. Reiches Bouquet, geprägt von viel reifer Frucht, einem Hauch Minze und einer schönen Würze, dezente Mokkanoten. Im Gaumen sehr gute Körperfülle mit viel schwarzer Frucht, perfekt integrierte Tannine, gute balancierte Säure, langes Finale, das viel Potenzial aufzeigt.



Rubingranat, zum Rand hin leicht aufhellend. Viel Pflaumen- und Zwetschgenfrucht in der Nase, ergänzt durch Gewürznelke und Zimtstern, schliesslich auch balsamische Noten. Fest und sehr ausdrucksstark präsentiert sich der Gaumen, von hervorragender Struktur, charaktervoll. Noch spürbare, aber gut integrierte Tannine führen ins aromatisch lang anhaltende Finale.

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