Brunello di Montalcino 2012 Castiglion del Bosco
Grape Variety: Sangiovese Grosso
£45.00 Inc. VAT
Purchased by Massimo Ferragamo in 2003, Castiglion del Bosco, after major investment in the vineyards and winery, has been restored to its position as a leading Montalcino estate. The estate, with 62 hectares of vineyards (51 of which are permitted for Brunello production) is located in the Val d’Orcia National Park, a UNESCO site, to the north west of Montalcino, near Buonconvento. Locally trained oenologist, Cecilia Leoneschi, who has been working at the winery since 2003 oversees the vineyards and the cellar.
2011 was distinguished by an advance of about 15 days of vegetative growth due to warmer than average winter temperatures. The beginning of summer was cool and rainy, which maintained a good water reserve in the soil, leading to balance in the vineyard. The high temperatures in late summer slowed vegetative growth and the grapes accumulated excellent levels of sugar. The harvest was long, beginning earlier than usual, ending in mid-October.
“This shows pure and fresh fruit that many others don’t have. Also, there are plenty of linear tannins. Precise and beautiful. Medium to full body. Persistent finish. Better in 2019.”, 96 points