Tenuta Frescobaldi di Castiglioni
The rich Tenuta Frescobaldi di Castiglioni, this estate's iconic wine, is clearly in a modern key, but holds fast to the qualities of its local terroir.
VINTAGE REPORT The growing season was characterized by elevated temperatures during the summer months and low precipitation. The particularly dry season favoured an even and consistent development of the grapes. The climate data collected from our weather stations indicate that Castiglioni was, for a long time during this incredible summer of 2012, our estate with the warmest temperatures. Luckily, the clays present in the subsoil maintained the water absorbed from the less than abundant rains and gave freshness and power to the vines and to the grapes.
GRAPE VARIETY 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Sangiovese
TASTING NOTES Tenuta Frescobaldi 2012 is purplish with ruby-red highlights. The intesne and persistent nose opens with notes of blueberry and cherry. Floral notes of rose follow, and spicy scents of black pepper, chocolate and jus de viande. The tannin texture is very dense; generous body. The finish is dominated by very, but not overly, ripe fruit and sustained by a vivacious vein of acidity.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS Ideal with game such as hare and boar, with roasted or sautéed beef, roast of pork, as well as with full-flavoured cheeses.