Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Zodiac 2009
|Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
|Castiglion del Bosco
While winemaking at Castiglion del Bosco has been a craft for centuries, until fairly recently the vineyards were cultivated solely for personal consumption by each family living on the Estate. Today, Castiglion del Bosco wines are consistently recognized for their excellence. As one of the founding members of the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino, the organization that regulates and controls the quality of Brunello production, Castiglion del Bosco introduced the world to its exemplary vintages through the emergence of a commercial operation in the late 1950s. In 2004, acclaimed international Wine Master Nicolo D’Afflitto took command of winemaking at Castiglion del Bosco, along with locally trained enologist Cecilia Leoneschi. Under their careful direction, the Estate is yielding more modern Brunellos that are attracting critical acclaim. The fundamental goal of winemaking at Castiglion del Bosco is to remain faithful to the land and the characteristics of the grapes.
James Suckling 93 points - Subtle aromas of tea, plum and cedar with hints of leather. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a ripe berry, spice and dried fruit aftertaste. Very polished and refined yet savory and rich. Just a hint of coffee at the finish. Only in magnums..October/2014