Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
CastelGiocondo’s unique location in Montalcino, with its varied exposure and terrain - galestro, clay and Pleocene sands -,
offers infinite nuances to this Brunello. A multifaceted experience that evolves over time and entices me to discover, taste
and remember, again and again.
The winter season was characterised by quite mild temperatures, unusual for the time of year. The reawakening vines
were greeted with warm and sunny spring days. The cool and particularly rainy summer encouraged longer vegetative
development. The second half of September was characterised by lack of rain, ample sun and significant diurnal-nocturnal
temperature variations, which accelerated maturation, delivering rich grapes with aromatic, colourful and structural
Vinification and ageing
Attentive care in the vineyard combined with the typical characteristics of this unmistakable terroir led to a beautiful
harvest. The Sangiovese grapes were picked by hand and underwent ascrupulous selection process once in the cellar.
Fermentation took place in stainless steel vats at acontrolled temperature, with frequent pressing during the first stages.
The wine was then aged in wood, where it matured, becoming refined and balanced. After a period of five full years in the
cellar and afurther few months of maturation in the bottle, Brunello CastelGiocondo was ready to make itself known.
Brunello CastelGiocondo 2014 appeals first to the eye with its bright, rich ruby-red hue. On the nose, fruity notes
dominate, ranging from raspberry to blackcurrant, with vague hints of blueberry. Elegant floral notes then emerge,
offering striking and surprising scents of violet. Spicy tertiary notes are then released, due to the lengthy ageing process.
Cinnamon, pepper and leather combine in an experience of extreme elegance, finishing on a balsamic note. The wine
envelops the mouth completely and impresses with its balance, its dense tannic texture and its minerality, as well as its
long, persistent finish.