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Castiglion del Bosco

Refined Brunello di Montalcino

In 1980, Brunello di Montalcino made history as Italy’s first wine to be awarded DOCG status. To earn this title, Brunello must be produced exclusively from Sangiovese Grosso grapes grown in Montalcino, and aged a minimum of 24 months in oak and a further 24 months in bottle before release.

Castiglion del Bosco, one of the founding members of the ‘Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino’ established in 1967, starting producing wine in 1954. Purchased by Massimo Ferragamo in 2003, Castiglion del Bosco has been revitalised, after major investment in the vineyards and winery, and has now been restored to its position as a leading Brunello estate. The estate is located in the Val d’Orcia National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, to the north west of Montalcino, near Buonconvento. Its isolated location, away from other producers and sources of pollution, makes organic cultivation possible.

Locally trained oenologist, Cecilia Leoneschi, who has been working at the winery since 2003 oversees the vineyards and the cellar. Today, the estate produces a refined style of Brunello, while expressing the inherent character of the grapes.

The estate’s 62 hectares of vineyards (51 of which are permitted for Brunello production) extend over two areas of the property. Located between 350-460 metres above sea level, the spectacular ‘Capanna’ vineyard, from which the Brunello di Montalcino is produced, covers 42 hectares facing south/south west towards the Tyrrhenian coast. The 1.5 hectare plot at the top of the hill is known as ‘Campo del Drago’ from which the eponymous single-vineyard wine is made. The microclimate is strongly influenced by the sea with hot, dry summers and a constant breeze that reduces humidity.

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CdB Chardonnay 2016 — Castiglion del Bosco

CdB Chardonnay 2016

IGT Toscana

100% Chardonnay

Tasting note

This rich, fragrant and complex wine is elegant and balanced. Partial vinification in oak enhances its varietal aromatic components and adds a hint of delicate spice.

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Rosso di Montalcino 2015 — Castiglion del Bosco

Rosso di Montalcino 2015

Rosso di Montalcino DOC

100% Sangiovese Grosso

Tasting note

Bright ruby red in colour with a delicate nose for a remarkably luscious wine. Well balanced and firmly structured, with delicious red cherry fruit, a touch of spice and a long, lingering finish.

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Brunello di Montalcino 2012 — Castiglion del Bosco

Brunello di Montalcino 2012

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

100% Sangiovese Grosso

Tasting note

“This shows pure and fresh fruit that many others don’t have. Also, there are plenty of linear tannins. Precise and beautiful. Medium to full body. Persistent finish. Better in 2019.”, 96 points James Suckling

“A bright, cherry-laced red, accented by iron, earth, tar and tobacco notes. Though lean and tight on the finish, this is lively, with a lingering aftertaste of cherry, tobacco and mineral. Best from 2019 through 2032. 4,000 cases imported.  –BS”, 94 Points, Wine Spectator

 

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Brunello di Montalcino 2011 — Castiglion del Bosco

Brunello di Montalcino 2011

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

100% Sangiovese Grosso

Tasting note

The organic growing conditions enhance the expression of the Capanna vineyard in this complex, elegant wine. Garnet-flecked and ruby red, this is a classic Brunello with aromas of berry fruit and cigar box.

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Brunello di Montalcino 2010 — Castiglion del Bosco

Brunello di Montalcino 2010

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

100% Sangiovese Grosso

Tasting note

Enticing perfumes of marmalade, berry fruit and cigar box, this Brunello is full bodied with plump tannins and notable richness. It is complex and structured with great ageing potential.

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'Campo del Drago' Brunello di Montalcino 2010 — Castiglion del Bosco

'Campo del Drago' Brunello di Montalcino 2010

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

100% Sangiovese Grosso

Tasting note

Ruby red in colour with complex aromas of red berries, sour cherry and delicate spice. A Brunello with character and structure with superb acidity and balance. This wine has excellent potential for ageing.

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'Campo del Drago' Brunello di Montalcino 2009 — Castiglion del Bosco

'Campo del Drago' Brunello di Montalcino 2009

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

100% Sangiovese Grosso

Tasting note

This is a wine of great personality and complexity with an intense ruby red color and a broad, persistent nose. Notes of red berries and sour cherry blend with delicate spice notes from oak.

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Dainero 2012 — Castiglion del Bosco

Dainero 2012

Riparbella, Toscana IGT

90% Merlot
10% Sangiovese

Tasting note

Striking ruby red in colour with excellent balance and finesse. This full-bodied, well-rounded wine releases intense notes of fruit and spice.

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Prima Pietra 2012 — Castiglion del Bosco

Prima Pietra 2012

Maremma, Toscana IGT

50% Merlot
30% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Cabernet Franc
10% Petit Verdot

Tasting note

Wonderful purity of cabernet sauvignon fruit to this wine with blackcurrants, wet earth and pomace undertones. Full body, velvety and softly textured tannins and a long and flavorful finish. A wonderfully balanced Bordeaux blend of cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot from the Tuscan hillside coastline.

James Suckling

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Prima Pietra 2011 — Castiglion del Bosco

Prima Pietra 2011

Maremma, Toscana IGT

50% Merlot
30% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Cabernet Franc
10% Petit Verdot

Tasting note

Wonderful purity of cabernet sauvignon fruit to this wine with blackcurrants, wet earth and pomace undertones. Full body, velvety and softly textured tannins and a long and flavorful finish. A wonderfully balanced Bordeaux blend of cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot from the Tuscan hillside coastline.

James Suckling

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Millecento Riserva 2010 — Castiglion del Bosco

Millecento Riserva 2010

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG

100% Sangiovese

Tasting note

Elegance, character, and persistence are what make Millecento 2010 a wine for the ages. The barrel aging emphasised the characteristics of the vintage, as well as enhancing the Sangiovese aromas, wonderful balance, and superb tannins. A great acidity supports the superb aging potential.

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Bosco sponsors the Italian National Polo Team

Bosco sponsors the Italian National Polo Team

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Castiglion del Bosco in the Top 5 on James Suckling’s “Top 25 Brunello 2012”

Castiglion del Bosco in the Top 5 on James Suckling’s “Top 25 Brunello 2012”

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Zodiac 2010, Year of the Rooster, received 99 James Suckling points

Zodiac 2010, Year of the Rooster, received 99 James Suckling points

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Castiglion del Bosco launches Millecento 1100

Castiglion del Bosco launches Millecento 1100

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Join MMD at the Decanter Italian Fine Wine Encounter

Join MMD at the Decanter Italian Fine Wine Encounter

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Maisons Marques et Domaines marks its 30th Anniversary with landmark tasting

Maisons Marques et Domaines marks its 30th Anniversary with landmark tasting

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