Marchesi de Frescobaldi Castel Giocondo Brunello Di Montalcino 2011 Wine Review
Marchesi de Frescobaldi Castel Giocondo Brunello Di Montalcino 2011
Tuscany DOCG, Italy
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(EXPIRES June 21, 2020)
Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 94/100
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 cookin'.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: grilled steak, roast leg of lamb, hard cheese, veal piccata.
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This Marchesi de Frescobaldi Castel Giocondo Brunello Di Montalcino 2011 was reviewed on October 17, 2016 by Natalie MacLean
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|Mymi Thesingingsommelier - Sommelier, FWS rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:|
The Frescobaldi family is intimately linked to the history of Tuscany itself. With over 700 years of wine making in the region, the family still artfully crafts wines with the utmost respect for tradition and the land.
I first tried this wine a few weeks back and suspected it was from a highly oxidised bottle so I was very excited to try it again. And OH MY!
This is 100% Sangiovese at its most delightful expression.
Deeply pigmented ruby red in color. Lively, intense and earthy on the nose with ripe red cherries, cacao dusted raspberries, dried garrigue herbs, vanilla and juicy pomegranate seeds.
Warm and fleshy on the palate with dark chocolate, caramelized root vegetables, and loads of ripe stewed red fruit. The long finish combines a slight bitterness with a rich raspberry coulis flavors. Spectacular. Complex and concentrated, perfect for hardy winter meals.
|Lynn Van Der Linde - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:|
Amazing Brunello di Montalcino! Enticing aromas of black plum, rosemary, and camp fire carry through to a juicy plum flavour, with balanced tannins and acidity - making this a perfect accompaniment to truffle pasta dishes. Beautifully persistent fruit finish.
If you're deciding whether to spend the extra bucks on this one, do it!
Also makes a lovely gift for any Brunello lover.
Tasted March 2018.
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