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2010 Frescobaldi Brunello Di Montalcino Castelgiocondo (750ml - Full Bottle)

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Vintage 2010
Varietal Brunello di Montalcino
Bottle Size 750
Style Red
Subregion Tuscany
Bottle Condition Perfect

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Reviews

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James Suckling
Aromas of warm stones, dark fruits and walnuts follow to a full body, soft tannins and a savory finish. This shows ripe fruit and salty undertones that give it a wonderful juiciness. It's dense and tight now but will give so much pleasure in the future. Best ever from here. Drink or hold.
 
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Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Reviewer, Monica Larner - The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino ushers forth a new stylistic chapter in the wines of Marchesi de' Frescobaldi. Gone are those overt oak notes of cinnamon, dark chocolate and moist chewing tobacco. Instead, this fresh and streamlined wine renews its effort to put Sangiovese in prime positioning. The bouquet shows dark cherry, ginger and grilled herb. Instead of immediacy, this wine is engineered for longevity and that comes as a surprise considering that Castelgiocondo has historically been one of the biggest advocates of what is now dubbed "international" Brunello. With the 2010 vintage, this estate goes back to its traditional roots. The wine is young now and needs about five more years to complete its cellar evolution.
 
Winery Notes
Winery Notes:
CastelGiocondo Brunello di Montalcino presents a clear ruby red with garnet highlights. Pronounced notes of blackberry elegantly accompanied by floral notes such as violet. The nose is complex and well-blended: spicy notes of black pepper and clove, tobacco and leather, and "jus de viande" reflect well the evolution of the wine. Resonating tannin textures, mellow structure with a long and elegant finish.
 

Additional Information

Sub-Region :
Tuscany
Once internationally ill reputed for producing an ocean of mediocre red wine, Tuscany has regained its place in the sun by focusing on quality rather than quantity. Red wine grapes, particularly Sangiovese, dominate Tuscany’s rolling hills. Sangiovese is the primary grape in the two most famous Tuscan wines: Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino. Cabernet Sauvignon also prospers in Tuscany, where it is blended with Sangiovese to produce sensational "Super Tuscans" like Sassicaia and Tignanello. View all our items from Tuscany
Region :
Italy
As the world’s top wine-exporter, Italy is an important wine region both because of the amount and quality of wines produced. Just two grapes—Nebbiolo and Sangiovese—are used to make some of the finest Italian wines, including Barolo, Brunello de Montalcino and Chianti. Still, Italy is home to dozens of wine grape varieties, with important wines being made from Corvina, Barbera, Cortese, Moscato and traditionally French varietals. The major wine regions include Piedmont, Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Veneto, Campania and others. Most producers follow the government-regulated DOC classification system, with a few notable exceptions including the esteemed “Super Tuscan” producers. View all our items from Italy