Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello

August 2013

The Frescobaldis are a prominent Florentine noble family that have been involved in the history of Tuscany since the Middle Ages. The family’s start in wine production is documented at the beginning of the year 1300, their wines being served at the tables of the Papal Court and the English Court of Henry VIII. From the beginning, the family has demanded that their wines be of quality and that they reflect the uniqueness of their terroirs. The estate of Castelgiocondo is one of the first four to begin producing Brunello di Montalcino in 1800, and its historic importance is represented on the label of Castelgiocondo by the figure of Guidoriccio da Fogliano, commander of the troops of Siena who in 1323 led the attack on the Montemassi castle; an historic moment that coincided with the initiation of the Frescobaldi family’s centuries-old adventure in the world of wine. The Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo results from severe selection of vineyard sites, with carefully selected soils, exposure and altitude. A wine recognized all over the world for its value and consistent quality, year after year, the 2006 vintage is no exception representing, as Wine Enthusiast states, “the new face of Montalcino with its plump, well-extracted and modern style. The wine is packed with soft black cherry, chocolate and coffee aromas and shows a smooth, long-lasting finish. ”

Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2006 ($69.95) $47.50 special SOLD OUT

95 Points James Suckling “Frescobaldi’s Brunello always delivers great quality in just about any vintage. Gorgeous nose of ripe berries and slice plums with an almost peach undertone. Full bodied, with a solid core of gorgeously clean and clear dark fruits. Dense and integrated tannins on the finish. So long and fascinating. Best after 2013”