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Marchesi De' Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo 2006

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The wine appears a luminous, garnet rimmed ruby, deep and rich. The bouquet is notably complex, initially releasing emphatic notes of wild blackberry, redcurrant, and sour cherry, closely followed by floral notes of sweet violets and a parade of spicier impressions--black pepper, clove, tobacco leaf, cocoa powder, roast espresso bean, and vanilla. Concluding this aromatic array are tasty hints of mineral, gunflint, and balsam. The palate shows great warmth and a velvety mouthfeel, bright, crisp flavours, and noticeable tannins, with all of the components in fine balance. A generously fruit-edged finish is nearly endless.

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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

External Reviews for Marchesi De' Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/06/2011

Frescobaldi's Brunello always delivers great quality in just about any vintage. Gorgeous nose of ripe berries and slice plums with an almost peach undertone. Full bodied, with a solid core of gorgeously clean and clear dark fruits. Dense and integrat... James Suckling. A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2006 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 1500ml


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
05/20/2011

The CastelGiocondo estate lies on the southwestern slope of Montalcino, at elevations ranging from 600 to 1,200 feet. Diverse soils and ideal exposure bring beautiful ripeness and development to the indigenous Sangiovese Grosso. This wine is always a classic but in the outstanding 2006 vintage it has truly excelled. Jame Suckling scored it 95 points and said "Frescobaldi’s Brunello always delivers great quality in just about any vintage. Gorgeous nose of ripe berries and slice plums with an almost peach undertone. Full bodied, with a solid core of gorgeously clean and clear dark fruits. Dense and integrated tannins on the finish. So long and fascinating. Best after 2013." Very Limited!


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/01/2011

A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2006 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/12/2011

The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the most juicy, easygoing wines readers will come across in this vintage. A sweet, open bouquet leads to bright red fruits as this vinous Brunello flows from the glass. Crushed flowers, mint and raspberries a... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2006 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 1500ml



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The wine appears a luminous, garnet rimmed ruby, deep and rich. The bouquet is notably complex, initially releasing emphatic notes of wild blackberry, redcurrant, and sour cherry, closely followed by floral notes of sweet violets and a parade of spicier impressions--black pepper, clove, tobacco leaf, cocoa powder, roast espresso bean, and vanilla. Concluding this aromatic array are tasty hints of mineral, gunflint, and balsam. The palate shows great warmth and a velvety mouthfeel, bright, crisp flavours, and noticeable tannins, with all of the components in fine balance. A generously fruit-edged finish is nearly endless.

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