12 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $23.99 EACH
Castiglion Del Bosco
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Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Castiglion del Bosco is one of the most prominent producers in Montalcino, both for the history of the estate and for its size, with 5,000 acres unchanged in the last 400 years. In 1967, when the Consorzio del Brunello di Montalcino was born, Castiglion del Bosco was one of its 25 founding members. This extraordinary property whose origin dates back to the 12th century was acquired by Massimo Ferragamo in 2003, who in turn totally restored the property to its original glory.
The grapes for Dainero are grown in the Riparbella area along the Tuscan coast, in a vineyard that receives beneficial a breeze from the Mediterranean sea. The grapes are hand-picked and transported to Montalcino for vinification. The wine is fermented in stainless steel at 82°F for 15 days. After fermentation, the wine is matured in French barriques, 30% new and 70% second passage, for six months before bottling. After bottling, the wine spends a further six months in bottle before release.
Brilliant ruby red in colour, this finely-balanced wine releases intense notes of fruit and spice. It is full-bodied and well-rounded in the mouth, combining the power of the merlot with the freshness of the vineyard. Excellent with pasta dishes with meat sauces and tomatoes, red meat and medium aged cheeses.
93 Points, James Suckling
Currant and blackberry character with hints of spices on the nose. Medium-bodied with very fine tannins and a bright, vivid finish. Delicious now, but even better in 2023.