In a Nutshell
Well worth a try as a step up from the entry level Rosso di Montalcino.
Rosso Gauggiole Cru is a young, refreshing Sangiovese, whose name derives from the location of the vineyard, historically titled after the farmstead of the same name, located in the northern part of the estate. It is the cherry-pick of grapes from different parcels and it is the highest expression of the area’s potential, emphasizing the finesse that we strive to bestow upon our finest wines. Rosso Gauggiole Cru 2015 is this wine’s first vintage.
The grapes are hand-picked and whole bunches are pressed. There is static settling of the lees. The wine is fermented in stainless steel at 28° for 15 days. After fermentation, the juice is matured in French barriques, 20% new and 80% second passage, for six months before bottling. After bottling, the wine spends a further six months in bottle before release.
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.