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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 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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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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Snooth User: Carter66
10107854
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


Snooth User: svllorca
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4.00 5
04/18/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Castelgiocondo Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino

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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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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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