|Brand||Castiglion del Bosco|
The Castiglion del Bosco 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Millecento represents a happy return for a wine that we have not seen in a few years. This Riserva draws its fruit from an eight-hectare parcel with schistous galestro soils surrounded by thick forests and wildlife. Some 10,000 bottles were made. There is soft and rich cherry fruit at the core with light shadings of spice, cinnamon, tilled earth and a more sanguine tone of rust or iron ore.
A firm structural edge keeps macerated cherry, plum and underbrush flavors defined, while a lively acidity drives them to a lingering conclusion. Fresh and shows fine tension.
A firm structural edge keeps macerated cherry, plum and underbrush flavors defined, while a lively acidity drives them to a lingering conclusion. Fresh and shows fine tension. Best from 2024 through 2045. 834 cases made,
From the Capanna vineyard, at 350–450 m, facing the Tyrrhenian coast and exposed to a cooling breeze. The soil is the traditional ‘galestro’ formed of layers of sandstone and clay, which is rich in limestone. The grapes are hand-picked and whole bunches are pressed. Fermented in stainless steel for 22 days and matured in French oak barrels for 36 months before bottling. The wine spends a further 24 months in bottle before release.
Very rich and smooth on the nose. Then a bit dusty with the same prunes and chestnut notes as the 2016 Brunello from this address. Pretty dry finish but there is more fruit on the mid palate so it's more approachable now than the regular Brunello. Quite luxurious.