A powerful expression of Merlot from the heavy clay and arid vineyard, Lamaione. Produced since 1991 on the estate of
Castelgiocondo in Montalcino.
The 2013 growing season was particularly favourable to the development of the grapevines. A cool spring with regular
rainfall and a warm - but not excessively so - summer combined with aripening phase that saw hot, sunny days give way
to cool evenings ensured healthy and perfectly ripe grapes.
Origin: CastelGiocondo, Montalcino
Altimetry: 300 meters (984 feet)
Surface: 12 Hain the Lamaione vineyard (29 Acres)
Soil typology: Clayey terrain rich in limestone and mineral elements. PH lightly alkaline.
Plant density: 5.500 viti/Ha
Breeding: Low spur pruned cordon
Vineyard age: More than 20 years
Wine Variety: Merlot
Alcohol content: 14,50%
Maceration Time: 4 weeks
Malolactic Fermentation: Immediately following the alcoholic fermentation
Ageing containers: 90% new and a10% single use French oak barrels
Ageing time: 24 months in barriques followed by afurther aging period of 12 months in the bottle
Lamaione 2013 is the result of a particularly fruitful year for Merlot grapes, which were able to ripen slowly and perfectly
thanks to asunny but not excessively hot season. The wine introduces itself with an intense deep ruby red colour, and the
nose impresses with great aromatic richness and acomplex bouquet of blackcurrant, small black fruits, bitter cherries and
delicate notes of coffee and vanilla. In the mouth, the wine is enveloping with velvety tannins free of any harshness and
rich in aromas of black berried fruits that fill the palate with lingering persistence.
Wine pairing: Slow-cooked dishes such as pot roasts marinated in the same wine, mushroom-enriched stews, or beef fillet.
Enjoy it too with medium-aged.