Frescobaldi Giramonte 2006

Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy

Item No. 98764
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • collectible wine
  • WS97
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Winemaker's Notes

Giramonte is Tenuta di Castiglioni's single-vineyard cru, produced in limited quantities from merlot and sangiovese. A purple-rimmed ruby red, so intense as to be almost opaque. Intense aromas of wild cherry and blackberry, both fresh-picked and as preserves, in addition to roasted hazelnuts, espresso beans, chocolate, vanilla, and cocoa butter, with spicy impressions of clove. Rich and smooth in the mouth, with an emphatic suite of smooth, velvety tannins and very lengthy development and finish.

Ideal with all roasts, grills, and barbecues, and with sautéed fillets of beef, but try it with delicate cheeses as well.

"Black in color, with superripe and intense aromas of crushed berries, espresso and blackberry. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a rich finish. Massive yet balanced. This has everything going for it. Merlot and Sangiovese. Best after 2012." 97 Points
Wine Spectator
October 31, 2008

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The Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of Italy's oldest wineries, with a history dating to the 1300s. The family has included medieval knights, bankers, lawyers and patrons of the arts. The Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of the most significant wine producers in Italy, with nine estates-and roughly 2,500 acres-in Tuscany. The family has been growing wine since the late 19th...

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(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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