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Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

2014

In a Nutshell

Stunning depth and concentration from this leading Montalcino estate.

Tasting Notes

The 2014 Brunello is a thrilling wine, fearless of expressing the finesse and elegance of a rainy but healthy vintage. Soil drainage, altitude, and ventilation of the Capanna vineyards reward this Brunello with a complete taste profile and a full, savoury finish.

Production Notes

The grapes are hand-picked and whole bunches are pressed. The wine is fermented in stainless steel at 28° for 18 days. After fermentation, the juice is matured in French barriques, 20% new and 80% first and second passage, for 24 months before bottling. After bottling, the wine spends a further 12 months in bottle before release.

Grape Blend

100%

Sangiovese Grosso

Producer - Castiglion del Bosco

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.

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Detailed Information

Type

Red

Country

Italy

Region

Tuscany

Vintage

2014

Size

0.75L

ABV

14%

Grape

Sangiovese

Viticulture

Practising Organic

Vinification

Vegan, Vegetarian

Closure

Cork

£46.80

5 in stock

Press Quotes & Awards

Richly aromatic from the start, the 2014 Brunello di Montalcino offers deep, dark fruit that is amply supplemented by oak spice, tobacco and cured leather. I would argue that the wood influences appear even more prominent in a vintage like 2014 that saw a delicate and subtle quality of fruit to begin with. This Brunello is lean and polished in terms of mouthfeel with medium length and depth. 91 points

Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate, July 2019

The oak is very assertive here and wrestles savory cedar, meat and spices into red plums. The palate has a juicy, tangy red fruit core and good upfront appeal. Drink this in the next six years. 91 points.

James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com, January 2019

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