Wine Tenuta Frescobaldi di Castiglioni, 2010
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Wine rich ruby-red color with a purple hue.
The wine is full of warm taste with a pleasant, refreshing acidity. Fine texture shows dense and elegant tannins. Long-term, sustainable aftertaste has a pleasant freshness of fruit.
The wine reveals a fruity aroma with hints of berry cherries, currants, strawberries and plums California Blue, accompanied by spicy nuances of cinnamon, pepper, nutmeg, roasted coffee, cocoa and hazelnuts.
The wine is excellent with grilled meat and sauce, braised meats and cheeses average maturity.
"Tenuta Frescobaldi di Castiglioni" has a contemporary style with a beautiful expression of terroir properties. The wine is a blend of four grape varieties that are grown at an altitude of 200-250 meters above sea level in the municipality of Montespertoli. Vineyards in the south-western exposure, with an average age of 12 years, grow in loamy soils. Crop is harvested by hand: Merlot - in mid-September, Cabernet Franc - in late September and early October were collected Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Berries macerated first 12 days of the skin, and then fermented in stainless steel vats for 10 days at 28 ° C. After alcoholic fermentation of the must immediately underwent malolactic fermentation. Withstands wine in two stages: 12 months in oak barrels and 2 months in bottle.
Spring 2010 was marked by frequent showers, which complicated the work in the vineyards and forced to make additional efforts to antifungal treatment of vines. Despite this, the rain had a positive impact, and by providing a large supply of water the soil. In summer the weather was not constant, rainy days alternated with sunny. September was perfect - cool nights and warm sunny days have a positive impact on the maturation of the berries until the end of the harvest. Vines in 2010 were excellent, the grapes reach optimal maturity and was of the highest quality.
Winery - it is nothing like communicating in the language of nature, and the family Marchesi de Frescobaldi wine mastered the language perfectly. For over 700 years, the family has been growing grapes in the heart of Tuscany, and the name of Frescobaldi is strongly linked with the history of art, culture and commerce in the region. Frescobaldi always successfully combines extensive experience with innovation. In the XIV century they delivered their wines to the English crown, as well as the courts of many European countries.
Since the second half of the XX century Frescobaldi were the main actors in the development of Tuscan wine, one of the first planted grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Cabernet, Merlot and Pinot using new techniques in the production of wine. At this time, there was a significant increase in business Frescobaldi family. In 1989 they were acquired by the biggest economy in the region, Brunello, and in 1995 signed an agreement with a California winery joint venture in Tuscany for the production and distribution of Tuscan wines of the highest quality in the world market. Today Frescobaldi own nine names located in the best areas of Tuscany. There are elite wines, which are exported to more than 60 countries.