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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Brunello di Montalcino 2017 — Castiglion del Bosco

Brunello di Montalcino 2017

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

100% Sangiovese Grosso

Tasting note

“Brunello 2017 has certainly enjoyed the benefits of a careful selection in the parcels (including the Millecento vineyard). The wine has a wide nose. It maintains crisp fruit and floral notes. In the mouth it is elegant, complete and supported by an excellent acidity.”  Cecilia Leoneschi

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Brunello di Montalcino 2015 — Castiglion del Bosco

Brunello di Montalcino 2015

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

100% Sangiovese Grosso

Tasting note

Complexity, superb structure, and an inviting, mouth-filling palate are the hallmarks of this Sangiovese grown in the 42-hectare Capanna vineyard facing towards the Mediterranean sea. A garnet-flecked ruby red, it releases generous, emphatic fragrances classic to Sangiovese, developing a near-endless progression notable for its beautiful balance.”, Cecilia Leoneschi

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'Campo del Drago' Brunello di Montalcino 2017 — Castiglion del Bosco

'Campo del Drago' Brunello di Montalcino 2017

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

100% Sangiovese Grosso

Tasting note

Campo del Drago 2017 is surprisingly fresh on the nose with floral and citrus notes. The perfectly completed phenolic maturity is distinguished in the mouth, with a tense and long finish. The wine has no bitter notes, typical of the 2017 vintage.

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Millecento Riserva 2016 — Castiglion del Bosco

Millecento Riserva 2016

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG

100% Sangiovese

Tasting note

The wine preserved the acidic crispness that keeps it very young—thanks to the pH level. At the same time, we can perceive its extraordinary longevity, thanks to a very long finish. Notes of soil and graphite are combined with delicate hints of violets and cedar. The mouthfeel is enhanced by a great balance and an incredible length of drinking.

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Gauggiole Cru Rosso di Montalcino 2018 — Castiglion del Bosco

Gauggiole Cru Rosso di Montalcino 2018

Rosso di Montalcino DOC

100% Sangiovese Grosso

Tasting note

The 2018 vintage was characterised by abundant rainfall during the spring, above the average. Rosso Gauggiole 2018 expresses the characteristics due to this particular climate, underlining the olfactory matrix that the selection of vineyards in the Gauggiole area gives us. It has clear and fragrant aromas with citrus note and hints of violet. In the mouth it is characterized by a vibrant acidity that enhances the body and its smooth round tannins.

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CdB Chardonnay 2019 — Castiglion del Bosco

CdB Chardonnay 2019

IGT Toscana

100% Chardonnay

Tasting note

The aromatic details of this wine say a lot about the 2019 vintage climate. The wine is lemon with greenish reflections, the nose expresses beautiful floral notes enhanced with constant references of citrus fruit, such as grapefruit and orange peel. The good acidity, combined with a light sapidity and a strong minerality, embody the possibility of evolution of this wine. It is characterised by a marked freshness and great fragrance. The mouth is tense and vibrant, supported by a pleasant citric acidity.

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Dainero 2018 — Castiglion del Bosco

Dainero 2018

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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Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015 – An unforgettable Vintage!

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015 – An unforgettable Vintage!

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Join us at the Sangiovese Reset Tasting!

Join us at the Sangiovese Reset Tasting!

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Maisons Marques et Domaines holds its Annual Portfolio Tasting

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New Release: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2014 – Vibrancy and Silky Tannins

New Release: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2014 – Vibrancy and Silky Tannins

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Maisons Marques et Domaines holds its Annual Portfolio Tasting

Maisons Marques et Domaines holds its Annual Portfolio Tasting

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Bosco sponsors the Italian National Polo Team

Bosco sponsors the Italian National Polo Team

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