Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 1998

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

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Item No. 60690
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • WS93
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Winemaker's Notes

The color is an intense ruby red with subtle burgundy undertones.

AROMAS The bouquet unfolds perfectly, offering fragrances of ripe fruit such as plums and cherries, enhanced by spicier notes of cinnamon and cloves which lead into more complex aromas of tobacco and leather.

TASTE On the palate, the impact is at first very delicate and elegant, intensifying as it opens. The well polished tannins are in perfect balance with the alcohol component. The finish is persistent and incredibly pleasing.

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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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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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