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Frescobaldi - Tenuta Castelgiocondo : Ripe al Convento 2015

Frescobaldi - Tenuta Castelgiocondo : Ripe al Convento 2015

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Frescobaldi - Tenuta Castelgiocondo : Ripe al Convento 2015

A rich and refined Brunello di Montalcino wine

The estate

An essential reference point for fine Italian wines, Frescobaldi embodies the excellence of Tuscan winemaking. With seven different estates located in iconic areas, Frescobaldi stands out due to its ability to highlight the diverse expressions of the greatest Tuscan terroirs. Each estates has its own history, its own terroir, and is driven by passionate men and women who all share the will to produce fine wines.

The wine

Ripe al Convento 2015  by Frescobaldi - Tenuta Castelgiocondo is made from a south-facing vineyard, located at an altitude of 450 metres. This exceptional Brunello di Montalcino terroir is planted on a soil composed mainly of schist.

The vintage

The winter was marked by heavy rainfall, followed by a dry and sunny spring which favoured the even development of the vineyard. Summer was particularly hot and dry. For many years, the estate has used various practices, working the soil and managing the leaf area, which enabled the vineyard not to suffer from the water stress caused by the heavy heat in the month of July. The rainy spells in the first week of August were beneficial for the development of the crop and the ripening process.

The vinification and ageing

The hand-picked grapes are rigorously sorted both in the vineyard and in the cellar. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks with regular pumping over to ensure an optimal extraction. The wine is aged in oak barrels and then in bottles. This Brunello di Montalcino wine is put on the market 6 years after the harvest.

The blend

This Ripe al Convento 2015 from Frescobaldi - Tenuta Castelgiocondo is a 100% Sangiovese.

The tasting

Colour

Brilliant, intense ruby red colour with garnet highlights.

Nose

This wine mixes fruity fragrances (blueberry, cherry, macerated black cherry) with notes of cinnamon, tobacco, tea leaf, roasted coffee beans and leather. Following aeration, delicious tertiary notes are revealed due to its time in the barrel.

Palate

Gourmet and elegant, this wine is seductive and expresses spicy notes (white pepper, cloves, cinnamon), velvety tannins and balance. The long finish perfectly reflects the richness and ageing potential of this great vintage.

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