Castiglion del Bosco Rosso di Montalcino 2011

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

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Item No. 125532
  • WS91
  • ST90
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Winemaker's Notes

Castiglion del Bosco's Rosso di Montalcino is a ruby red color. The nose is delicate and full of typical varietal aromas. In the mouth it is pleasant and harmonious. Its unique versatility makes it suitable for everyday drinking.

This is a pleasant, modern wine, that represents a fresh and well-rounded expression of the Sangiovese grape. Its intense varietal aromas are the result of a combination of traditional and modern techniques in the cellar.

Critical Acclaim

"A mouthful of juicy raspberry, this red also evokes spice and mineral flavors. Harmonious and ready to enjoy, with fine length and hints of licorice and tobacco on the finish. Drink now through 2018."
91 Points

"Bright red-ruby. Pungently fruity aromas of raspberry, red cherry jam and balsamic spices. Rich, ripe and pure, offering balsamic dark cherry and aromatic herb flavors. Finishes with a cola-like note, delicately peppery, noble tannins and plenty of ripe fruit. This lovely Rosso di Montalcino offers more fruit and less herbs and spices than does this producer's Brunellos."
90 Points

Learn About Castiglion del Bosco

Situated in the province of Siena where the renown area of Brunello di Montalcino is found, Castiglion del Bosco encompasses approximately 4,450 acres of land, 125 of which are vineyards with plans to plant 15 more acres. The farm is located between the historic towns of Buonconvento and Montalcino. Given the truly magnificent geographical position of the estate, perched on a hill...

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Learn About Tuscany

(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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Learn About Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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