Castelgiocondo is produced from an uncompromising selection of the finest Sangiovese grapes, in a vineyard 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.
Estate And Vineyard Location: Castelgiocondo Estate, Montalcino
Altitude: 250-450 M. (From 656 To 1476 Feet)
Vineyard Size: 152 Ha (375 Acres)
Exposure: South, South-West
Training System: Cordon Spur And Guyot Vineyard Average Age: 15 Years
Variety: Sangiovese grapes100%
Harvest Period: First Week Of October
Vineyard Practices: Manual
Fermentation Temperature: 30° (86° Fahrenheit)
Alcohol By Volume: 14,5%
Length Of Fermentation: 12 Days
Length Of Maceration On The Skins: 32 Days
Malolactic Fermentation: Immediately Done After The Alcoholic
Fermentation Maturation Method: Slavonian Oak Casks And In French Oak Barrels
Length Of Maturation: 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
Castelgiocondo 2008 Is A Clear Ruby-Red Colour With Garnet Highlights. Mature Fruit Emerges On The Nose Such As Plum And Blackberry With Floral Notes Of Violet. Fully Evident Are The Spicy Perfumes Among Which Black Pepper, Cloves And Nutmeg Prevail And Are Followed By Clean Hints Of Flint And Leather. Entry On The Palate Reveals A Dense Tannin Texture, Fresh And Mellow, The Incarnation Of The Classic Style Of The Brunello From Castelgiocondo.
Serving Suggestions Beef Stews, Braised Meats And Aged Cheeses.
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