||Tenuta di Castel Giocondo, Montalcino. Altitude: 250/450 m s.l.m. - Exposure: south, southwest.
||The season was marked by a regular weather conditions, with a rainy spring and cooler than previous, which led to a delay of vegetation, with a budding postponed by a week than the average. In May and June, the nights were cool and minimum temperatures were very low. The significant temperature difference between night and day favored the rich flavors in the grapes. In summer the temperatures have stabilized below the seasonal average and only in the last two weeks have increased. The sun and the night wind in early September in addition to the cool nights and temperate favored highly concentrated and elegant wine, with tannins and seeds matured gradually and progressively during the season.
|Composition of the land
||Marl soils of limestone and sandstone, rich in clay and calcium.
|Plants n. x hectare
||3000 vines per hectare, in the vineyards of the first generation, recently planted vineyards in 5500.
||Manual first week of October.
||Maceration for 32 days on the peels.
||Malolactic fermentation after alcoholic one.
||In oak casks and French oak barriques. Aging of 4 years as discipline, with at least 2 years in casks and barrels and 4 months in bottle.
||Braised beef tenderloin, cheese.
||Price Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo 2011 € 27.41