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Castiglion del Bosco Vigneto Gauggiole Rosso di Montalcino DOC

Castiglion del Bosco Vigneto Gauggiole Rosso di Montalcino DOC

Red | 2019 | Italy, Tuscany | 15.0%

Rosso Gauggiole Cru is a young, fresh Sangiovese.
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The 2019 vintage was a dream. A brilliant and lively red colour. On the nose, the fresh fruit and pomegranate are enhanced by delicate herbal notes that make way for floral hints. Aromas of red fruit such as cherry, floral shades of violet and some spicy notes such as pepper in the finish. Well-balanced on the palate with a great aging potential.

Product Details

Type Red
Origin Italy, Tuscany
Vintage 2019
Size 0.75 l
ABV 15.0%
Grape Sangiovese
Vinification Vegan • Vegetarian
Sulphite Content Contains Sulphites
Closure Cork

Production Notes

Grapes underwent a first selection in the vineyard, where the cluster were handpicked into 15kg boxes, and then a second one on the sorting table. Fermentation took place at controlled temperature. The wine started the vinification in stainless steel tanks for 6 months and then continued in concrete tanks for 18 months to preserve the primary aromas that the vineyard itself enhances. These choices have led to a wine that communicates a fresh and crisp fruitiness. After bottling, the wine aged a further 4 months prior to release.

Producer Information

In 1980, Brunello di Montalcino made history as Italy’s first wine to be awarded DOCG status. To earn this title, Brunello must be produced exclusively from Sangiovese Grosso grapes grown in Montalcino, and aged a minimum of 24 months in oak and a further 24 months in bottle before release.

Castiglion del Bosco, one of the founding members of the ‘Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino’ established in 1967, starting producing wine in 1954. Purchased by Massimo Ferragamo in 2003, Castiglion del Bosco has been revitalised, after major investment in the vineyards and winery, and has now been restored to its position as a leading Brunello estate. The estate is located in the Val d’Orcia National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, to the north west of Montalcino, near Buonconvento. Its isolated location, away from other producers and sources of pollution, makes organic cultivation possible.

Locally trained oenologist, Cecilia Leoneschi, who has been working at the winery since 2003 oversees the vineyards and the cellar. Today, the estate produces a refined style of Brunello, while expressing the inherent character of the grapes.

The estate’s 62 hectares of vineyards (51 of which are permitted for Brunello production) extend over two areas of the property. Located between 350-460 metres above sea level, the spectacular ‘Capanna’ vineyard, from which the Brunello di Montalcino is produced, covers 42 hectares facing south/south west towards the Tyrrhenian coast. The 1.5 hectare plot at the top of the hill is known as ‘Campo del Drago’ from which the eponymous single-vineyard wine is made. The microclimate is strongly influenced by the sea with hot, dry summers and a constant breeze that reduces humidity.

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