Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo 2011

Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo 2011

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93
0,75 l  -  14.50% by vol.
Castelgiocondo (Frescobaldi)
WS
93
RP
91
Stems from a rigorous selection of only Sangiovese grapes in the vineyard, where they strictly comply with all the features needed to enhance this ancient vine: the ideal altitude, soil drainage and exposure to the southwest. It 's a well-structured wine, elegant, balanced, with intense aromas and finesse.
Red ruby.
Admission fruity with plum and blackberry. Floral with hints of violet and wild rose.
Warm, elegant, spicy with crisp notes of tobacco, black pepper, leather, jus de viande and cardamomo.In mouth is powerful but balanced, with the right dose of alcohol and freshness which are in harmony with polyols and tannin sweet, delicate, round and wide.
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Serving temperature:
18 - 20°C.
Decanting time:
3 hours
Longevity:
10 - 15 years
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Name Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo 2011
Wine type Red still
Classification
Year 2011
Format 0,75 l Standard
Country
Region Tuscany
Grapes 100% Sangiovese
Location Tenuta di Castel Giocondo, Montalcino. Altitude: 250/450 m s.l.m. - Exposure: south, southwest.
Climate The season was marked by a regular weather conditions, with a rainy spring and cooler than previous, which led to a delay of vegetation, with a budding postponed by a week than the average. In May and June, the nights were cool and minimum temperatures were very low. The significant temperature difference between night and day favored the rich flavors in the grapes. In summer the temperatures have stabilized below the seasonal average and only in the last two weeks have increased. The sun and the night wind in early September in addition to the cool nights and temperate favored highly concentrated and elegant wine, with tannins and seeds matured gradually and progressively during the season.
Composition of the land Marl soils of limestone and sandstone, rich in clay and calcium.
System Spured Cordon and Guyot
Plants n. x hectare 3000 vines per hectare, in the vineyards of the first generation, recently planted vineyards in 5500.
Yield x hectare 35 hl
Harvest Manual first week of October.
Temperature fermentation < 30°
Period fermentation 12 days
Production technique Maceration for 32 days on the peels.
Vinification Malolactic fermentation after alcoholic one.
Aging In oak casks and French oak barriques. Aging of 4 years as discipline, with at least 2 years in casks and barrels and 4 months in bottle.
Alcohol 14.50% by volume
Matching Braised beef tenderloin, cheese.
On sale Price Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo 2011 HK$ 440.00 

Castelgiocondo (Frescobaldi)

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CastelGiocondo is located on the southwest quadrant of Montalcino, just a few kilometres from Castelnuovo dell’Abate and from the lovely Romanesque abbey of Sant’Antimo. This estate, which covers 815 hectares, including 235 hectares of vineyards, is ...
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Robert Parker
91/100 
2011
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2011
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93/100 
2011
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2011
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93/100 
2012
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2012
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2010
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