||Castel Giocondo, Montalcino - 12 Ha vineyard in Lamaione - Height: 300 m - Aspect South-West
||The harvest has been shown particularly good due to favorable seasonal pattern. The spring months were characterized by mild climate with little rain and no thermal stress: this has lead to a good plant health condition of the grapes. In late May there was a sudden drop in temperatures that did not cause any damage but led to a slight slowdown in the phenology of the plant and a higher proportion of unfertilized flowers. This physiological disorders has resulted in scattered bunches (ie sparse) and therefore more healthy. In July, temperatures were high, while August was cool with moderate rainfall, temperature varied arrangements that ensure the very interesting aroma, rich intensity and complex. The mild summer rains have ensured a good water supply plants to address the veraison (color change). On sunny days, cool and dry in September and October were particularly favorable to ensure all the necessary characteristics to the grapes to produce wines of high quality and great structure.
||Land rich in clay and limestone
||Fermentation in stainless steel to a maximum of 30 ° C
||Maceration on the peels: 4 weeks
||Malolactic fermentation in barrels immediately after the alcoholic
||24 months in new French oak barriques
||Long cooking dishes like pot roast, stew or beef tenderloin roast. Well with mature cheeses