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Castelgiocondo Brunello Di Montalcino 2012 Wine Review

Castelgiocondo Brunello Di Montalcino 2012

Castelgiocondo Brunello Di Montalcino 2012

Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy

Community Score:94/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $27.95

Drink: 2018-2025

Bottle size: 375 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Castelgiocondo

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 94/100

This is the half bottle format of this wine (375 ml): perfect for nights on your own, or when you and your dining companion want to share a glass and a half each before trying another wine from the estate. Simply gorgeous! Aromas of black truffle, wild violets and dark, smoky berries. This savoury and juicy Italian red wine with a racy acidity on the palate that's perfect for pasta in tomato sauce, spicy sausages, pizza and lasagna. Aromas of tart black cherry, spices and everything good in a Tuscan kitchen when it's cooking. Great concentration and depth of flavour on the palate. This blockbuster is in serious need of cellar time. A full-bodied red wine featuring aromas of blackberry, black plums, smoky oak and tar. It's fairly smooth, though this will improve with aging. Decant for 1-2 hours when you open it. Pair with prime rib. The Frescobaldi name is one of the best known in the Tuscany region, and this wine delivers on the promise. Great structure, balance and length. It's produced from severe selection, low yield Sangiovese grapes grown on the winery's estate vineyard in the heart of Tuscany. The wine is aged for three years in large oak casks and then another 6 months in bottle before being released from the winery. The Frescobaldi family have been winegrowers since 1300.

Brunello Di Montalcino food pairings: pasta in meat sauce, spicy sausages, grilled meats, game.

Perfect Pasta and Tomato Sauce Wine

This Castelgiocondo Brunello Di Montalcino 2012 was reviewed on April 28, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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  • $22.63 
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Reviews and Ratings

Castelgiocondo 2012 is a Brunello Di Montalcino from the Tuscany wine region produced by the Frescobaldi Family. The 375 ml is a perfect treat to have on your own or to share a glass. This is a lovely, smoky, dark and yummy Sangiovese with crushed violets and black truffle flavours on the palate. Drink now and for the next five years. - Community Wine Reviews

1 Member would buy this wine again

 

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