Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo Frescobaldi 2016 DOCG

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Producer Information: Tenuta Castelgiocondo

The territory of Castelgiocondo, dominated by the ancient castle and a small medieval village, is situated to the south-west of Montalcino between 250 and 400 metres above sea-level, an ideal
terroir for the production of Sangiovese. The village of Castelgiocondo overlooks the historic estate belonging to the Frescobaldi family in Montalcino. an ancient stronghold built in 1100 to defend the road leading from the sea to Siena. The property was one of the first estates to begin producing Brunello di Montalcino in 1800, and its historic importance is represented on
the label of Castelgiocondo by the figure of a candottiere from a celebrated fresco of the Sienese artist Simone Martini. The artist’s depiction shows Guidoriccio da Fogliano, commander of the troops of Siena who in 1323 led the attack on the Montemassi castle; an historic moment that coincided with the initiation of the Frescobaldi family’s centuries-old adventure in the world of wine.

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