Tenuta di Castiglioni was the first estate cultivated by the Frescobaldi family, which has produced over 700 vintages. The family’s passion for wine in this area started in Castiglioni, along the road of the same name, which the ancient Romans built to link Rome to Tuscany. On the gentle hills of Val di Pesa, southwest of Florence, the combination of the terroir, the mild climate and the characteristic afternoon sea breezes from the Tyrrhenian Sea is expressed in the Tenuta di Castiglioni wines which are structured, generous and show a rich, purity of fruit.
Tenuta Castiglioni is situated in the gentle hills of Val di Pesa. The richness of the weather and the terroir is expressed in the structure of the wines, due to the symbiosis between the soil, the mild climate and the afternoon breezes from the Tyrrhenian Sea. The vines are grown in well drained, dry, and stony soils, which are poor in organic matter and have a clay and limestone content.
2015 will be remembered for the excellent health and perfect ripening of the grapes, two significant results of a particularly good season. Supported by the warm spring days and plentiful water reserves stored during the winter, the vines began to bud on the 3rd April. The scarce rainfall in May and June allowed the grapes to grow in a dry environment. Warm days in August and September encouraged a gradual ripening of the fruit with an excellent concentration of sugars and polyphenols.
The grapes were gently pressed, followed by fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for 12 days. Maceration on the skins lasted for 25 days for the Merlot and 21 days for the Sangiovese. Malolactic fermentation took place in barriques immediately following alcoholic fermentation. The wine was aged for 16 months in new barriques, followed by six months in bottle.
Merlot 90%, Sangiovese 10%.
Giramonte delivers complex aromas of blackcurrant and raspberry fruits highlighted by delicate aromas of cinnamon and vanilla. Rounded on the palate, with savoury notes and refreshing streak which balances the dense, yet silky tannins. Persistent and harmonious with a layered finish.
ABV = 13.5%.