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Frescobaldi CastelGiocondo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

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The 2006 harvest was of particularly fine quality, thanks to an outstanding growing season. Mild weather marked the spring months, with infrequent rains and no heat stress on the vines, promoting the development of healthy fruit. Late May witnessed a sudden drop in temperatures, slightly slowing the growth cycle and resulting in loose, healthy clusters. July’s temperatures were high, while August was cool, with average rainfall. This variation in temperatures ensured intense, complex aromatics, as well as even ripeness and good balance in the grapes.

Region:Tuscany, Italy
Vintage:2006
Grape:Sangiovese
Alcohol:13.5%
Tasting Notes:The 2006 Castelgiocondo Brunello exhibits layered aromas of wild blackberry, red currant and sour cherry, closely followed by floral notes of sweet violets and spicy characters of black pepper, clove and tobacco leaf. Cocoa, roasted espresso bean, vanilla and a slight mineral character add to the complexity of the nose. The palate exhibits a velvety mouthfeel, bright, crisp flavors, and noticeable tannins, with all of the components in fine balance. Fruit-driven flavors dominate the long finish.
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