Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
CastelGiocondo is produced from an uncompromising selection of the finest Sangiovese grapes, in vineyards whose ideal
elevation, well-drained soils, and southwest-facing exposure yield all of the qualities that converge to produce the finest
expression of this ancient grape variety. It is an elegant, well-balanced wine of magnificent structure.
Origin: CastelGiocondo Estate, Montalcino
Wine Variety: Sangiovese
Alcohol content: 15%
Maceration Time: 32 days
Malolactic Fermentation: Immediately done after the alcoholic fermentation
Ageing containers: Slavonian oak casks and in French oak barrels
Ageing time: from harvest to January 1st of the following 5th year, after having spent a minimum of 2 years in wood, and
4 months in the bottle
The wine appears a garnet-edged, deep ruby red, notably luminous and vibrant. A multi-layered, rich nose first offers a
broad array of aromas, including wild red berry, and darker-fleshed fruit such as dried plum, blackcurrant, and
blackberry, nicely lifted by subtle hints of sweet violets, dogwood blossom, vanillaand other spices. Last to emerge are
pungent nuances of roasted espresso bean, cocoa powder, and tobacco leaf. The palate is alcoholically warm, with a velvety
mouthfeel, while alively acidity and tasty, fine-grained tannins contribute to an exemplary balance. Subtle fruit notes
enrich a very long-lingering finish.
Wine pairing: Beef stews, braised meats and aged cheeses.