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Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2009

The Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2009 is yet another fabulous offering by Marchesi de Frescobaldi and is comprised of 100% Sangiovese grape. This Brunello is full bodied and firm with a ruby red color and is accompanied by notes of violets and blackberries, tobacco and spicy black pepper also prevail. The finish is intense and has staying power on your palate yet the tannin texture is balanced and the finish is soft and slightly sweet, overall the Castelgiocondo is very pleasurable to drink. The 2009 Castelgiocondo Brunello can age but should not be held for an excessive period of time, 2014-2021 would be the optimal drinking window for this bottle that is very approachable now. Late in the growing season of 2009 in Montalcino, winemakers were caught off guard by a sudden spike in temperature, this resulted in a softer structure from this vintage, which is required for long-term aging. Pair this Brunello with grilled steak, roasted lamb or even a rabbit ragu served over pappardelle pasta. We paired our 2009 Castelgiocondo Brunello with our homemade lasagna and it was a perfect match. Vinous/Antonio Galloni scored this bottle a 91. Alla Salute!

Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2009
Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2009

 

Summary:

Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2009

Origin: Tuscany, Italy

Sweetness: XD – Extra Dry

Style: Full Bodied and Firm

Grape Variety: Sangiovese

Size: 750ml bottle

Alcohol: 13%

Price: $45-$55

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