Castiglion Del Bosco
Brunello Di Montalcino
The history of Castiglion del Bosco dates back to 1100 A.D. as part of a small community in the corner of Tuscany. In 1967, Consorzio del Brunello di Montalcino was established, and Castilion del Bosco was one of the few remaining founding members. In 2003, the estate was restored to its former glory, thanks to Massimo Ferragamo. Having fallen in love with the Capanna vineyard, he bought the estate to fulfill his Tuscan dream.
The color is intense and deeply red. The bouquet is complex with fresh raspberry, tobacco, saddle leather and a hint of violets. This is a full-bodied Brunello that is persistent and has incredible progression on the pallet. As I swirled the wine in the glass and tasted it, I uncovered flavors of herbs, spices, candied licorice. Within the core was a creaminess surrounded by finely grained and polished tannins. The finish was incredibly long and kept going for minutes. This wine should open and gain even more length with time. A Bellissimo Brunello!
By Perry Miroballi