Cecilia Leoneschi, winemaker at Castiglion del Bosco, comments on the vintage:
“2015 was characterized by impeccable weather conditions. A cool and rainy spring gave the vines the right vegetative push and secured a good water reserve which was ideal for the summer months characterised by high temperatures and limited rainfall. Optimal range of temperatures in September contributed to a slow and complete polyphenolic ripening. The cool breezes in the weeks leading up to harvest resulted in perfect aromatic concentration and ideal tannic maturation. Our trusted team handpicked the fruit that was exceptionally healthy, boasting small bunches and sparse berries, while the sugar content and acidity were exceptional.
Harvest started on 19th September; earlier than previous years. The variety of the soils and the various altitudes of the vineyards provided an excellent blend of grapes boasting different characteristics.
All these features make vintage 2015 a vintage to be remembered for its superb quality!”
“Wonderful aromas of flowers, plums, terracotta and white pepper. Intense, yet ever so subtle. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a long and intense finish. Shows excellent length.”, 97 points James Suckling
A fine Brunello produced from grapes grown at 350-460 metres above sea level, in the spectacular ‘Capanna’ vineyard, which covers 42 hectares facing south/south west towards the Tyrrhenian coast. The proximity to the sea, the hot, dry summers and the sea breeze ensure an outstanding grape quality. The ‘Galestro’ soil formed of layers of sandstone and clay is rich in limestone, and is found in many of the best vineyard sites in Tuscany. Galestro gives finesse, aromatics and complexity to the wines with a great potential to age.
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