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Castiglion del Bosco Dainero Toscana IGT

2018

In a Nutshell

Surprising elegance in this Merlot dominated Tuscan blend.

Tasting Notes

Striking ruby red in colour with excellent balance and finesse. This full-bodied, well-rounded wine releases intense notes of fruit and spice.

Production Notes

The grapes are hand-picked and transported to Montalcino for vinification. The wine is fermented in stainless steel at 28° for 15 days. After fermentation, the wine is matured in French barriques, 30% new and 70% second passage, for six months before bottling. After bottling, the wine spends a further six months in bottle before release.

Grape Blend

90%

Merlot

10%

Sangiovese

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

2018

Size

0.75L

ABV

13%

Grape

Merlot, Sangiovese

Vinification

Vegan, Vegetarian

Closure

Cork

£17.50

11 in stock

Press Quotes & Awards

Loads of primary fruit showing now, set very much in the essence-zone with cherry compote, violet perfume and blackberry purée. The palate shows good depth and composition, though, a firm layering of tannins carrying darkly spiced fruit long and vivid, thanks to refreshing acidity. Drink now 92 points.

JamesSuckling.com April 2019

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