Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2002
Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
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
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 century, when they became the first in Tuscany to import and plant... View More