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Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Ripe Al Convento 2001

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The eye is immediately drawn to its pronounced ruby red tonality, dense but vividly clear. It exudes expansive, multi-layered aromas, ripe-fruit fragrances of dark cherry and dried plum melding into more pronounced, minerally essences of pencil lead and stone, while suggestions of tobacco leaf seem to bring a sense of balance and completeness. Pulpy fruit comes to the fore in the attack, with tannins that are expressive but not invasive; they ably balance a nice vein of crisp acidity that makes the flavours sing. The long-lingering finale flaunts a rich mosaic of nuanced flavours. Serving Suggestions: Beef stews, braised meats with potatoes, cheeses that are aged but not too pungent, and large game, such as boar.

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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 Riserva Ripe Al Convento

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/24/2010

A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2001 Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo Ripe al Convento Riserva 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/08/2010

Aromas of currant, berry and light vanilla. Full-bodied and structured. Fine tannins but not giving much now. This is big and powerful. Needs lots of time. Best after 2010. 21,000 cases made. Wine Spectator. A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2001 Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/23/2010

#26 on 2007 Top 100; Aromas of blackberry, licorice and tar. Full-bodied, with silky tannins, great mouthfeel and a caressing finish that's long and exciting. Builds and builds on the palate. Very close to the legendary 1997. Best after 2010. Wine Spectator. A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2001 Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo Ripe al Convento Riserva 750ml



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The eye is immediately drawn to its pronounced ruby red tonality, dense but vividly clear. It exudes expansive, multi-layered aromas, ripe-fruit fragrances of dark cherry and dried plum melding into more pronounced, minerally essences of pencil lead and stone, while suggestions of tobacco leaf seem to bring a sense of balance and completeness. Pulpy fruit comes to the fore in the attack, with tannins that are expressive but not invasive; they ably balance a nice vein of crisp acidity that makes the flavours sing. The long-lingering finale flaunts a rich mosaic of nuanced flavours. Serving Suggestions: Beef stews, braised meats with potatoes, cheeses that are aged but not too pungent, and large game, such as boar.

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