Castelgiocondo Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino 1999

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Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG was produced from a rigorous selection of the best clusters from the more ...

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The Herbfarm
Woodinville, WA (2,400 mi)
USD 120.00
750ml
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Great wine! A bit tight on the nose at first but opens beautifully! Dark chocolate, ripe dark cherry & plum, tobacco and a slight vanilla/brandy ... Read more

A tight and chewy wine, with full body and lots of raisin and spice character. Impressive, ripe tannins. Thick and powerful; needs time in the bott... Read more

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Snooth User: Carter66
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0.00 5
01/02/2012

Great wine! A bit tight on the nose at first but opens beautifully! Dark chocolate, ripe dark cherry & plum, tobacco and a slight vanilla/brandy note. Firm tannins with balanced acidity! Great right now but no rush to crack it....great for another 4-6 years at least


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/08/2011

A tight and chewy wine, with full body and lots of raisin and spice character. Impressive, ripe tannins. Thick and powerful; needs time in the bottle. From one of the most serious producers in Montalcino now. Best after 2007. 21,660 cases made. (JS) Wine Spectator. A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1999 Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo 750ml


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Winemaker's Notes:

Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG was produced from a rigorous selection of the best clusters from the more than 150 hectares of vineyard dedicated to Brunello production. A deep ruby, it is prized for its elegance and seductive appeal. Serving suggestions With a bit of daring, this could be savoured as a vino da meditazione, a sipping wine all on its own. Or certainly in accompaniment to end-of-dinner sweets, such as panforte. And, of course, with beef stews, braised meats with potatoes, cheeses that are aged but not too pungent, and large game, such as boar. Technical Information Yield/Hectare: 35 hl/ha Harvest period: The first week of October Vineyard practices: Manual Fermentation vats: Stainless steel Fermentation temperature: <30°C Length of fermentation: 12 days Length of maceration on the skins: 32 days Malolactic fermentation: Immediately after the alcoholic fermentation Maturation method: Slavonian oak casks and French oak barrels Length of maturation: 4 years, as per "Disciplinare", of which at least 2 years in oaks and barriques and at least 4 months in bottle

Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG was produced from a rigorous selection of the best clusters from the more than 150 hectares of vineyard dedicated to Brunello production. A deep ruby, it is prized for its elegance and seductive appeal. Serving suggestions With a bit of daring, this could be savoured as a vino da meditazione, a sipping wine all on its own. Or certainly in accompaniment to end-of-dinner sweets, such as panforte. And, of course, with beef stews, braised meats with potatoes, cheeses that are aged but not too pungent, and large game, such as boar. Technical Information Yield/Hectare: 35 hl/ha Harvest period: The first week of October Vineyard practices: Manual Fermentation vats: Stainless steel Fermentation temperature: <30°C Length of fermentation: 12 days Length of maceration on the skins: 32 days Malolactic fermentation: Immediately after the alcoholic fermentation Maturation method: Slavonian oak casks and French oak barrels Length of maturation: 4 years, as per "Disciplinare", of which at least 2 years in oaks and barriques and at least 4 months in bottle

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