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Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2002

Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2002

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

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Item No. 91339
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2009
  • JS94
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Winemaker's Notes

Color: The eye is immediately drawn to its pronounced ruby red tonality, dense but vividly clear.

Aromas: It exudes expansive, multi-layered aromas, ripe-fruit fragrances of dark cherry and dried plum melding into more pronounced, mineral essences of pencil lead and stone, while suggestions of tobacco leaf seem to bring a sense of balance and completeness.

Taste: Pulpy fruit comes to the forefront, with tannins that are expressive but not invasive; they ably balance a nice vein of crisp acidity that makes the flavors sing. The long-lingering finale flaunts a rich mosaic of nuanced flavors.

Learn About Frescobaldi Map ItMap It

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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