Purchased by Massimo Ferragamo in 2003, Castiglion del Bosco, after major investment in the vineyards and winery, has been restored to its position as a leading Montalcino estate. The estate, with 62 hectares of vineyards (51 of which are permitted for Brunello production) is located in the Val d’Orcia National Park, a UNESCO site, to the north west of Montalcino, near Buonconvento. Locally trained oenologist, Cecilia Leoneschi, who has been working at the winery since 2003 oversees the vineyards and the cellar.
The Millecento Riserva is made from grapes grown in a single 8.5-hectare organically treated, high density plot, planted at 460m above sea level in the spectacular ‘Capanna’ vineyard.
Grapes were harvested on the 12th October. Prolonged maceration is followed by a 36-month maturation in large (30hL) French oak barrels and concrete egg tanks to ensure unparalleled quality and longevity.
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.
Serve with game dishes and red meats.
The Wine Advocate: 94 POINTS
June 29, 2018, Monica Larner
“The Castiglion del Bosco 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Millecento offers toasted notes of espresso and roasted nut in a first aromatic wave. After that, you get dark, plump fruit with candied cherry and crème de cassis. Those rich flavors are tied tightly together at the core, resulting in balance and unity. This wine is made according to criteria that emphasizes both richness and smoothness.”
JamesSuckling.com: 95 POINTS
April 20, 2018, James Suckling
“Very ripe and aromatic on the nose with cedar, leather and dried-berry character. Full-bodied, dense and chewy with lots of fruit. Decadent and wild. Long, flavorful finish. Drink or hold.”
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG