1999 CastelGiocondo - Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Ripe al Convento) 750ml

Italy - Tuscany - Brunello di Montalcino/ Red / Sangiovese   |     Watch

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


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Author: Rich B
Tasted On: 08/21/2011
Drink 1.5 liter bottle which was superb! Decanted around 90 minutes before serving. Great aroma and smooth initially. About 2-3 hours after opening it had improved further and was silky to taste. Everyone enjoyed this wine. I think it will improve still with age and look forward to opening more in the future.

Average rating: 97, based on 1 reviews

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818 bottles owned by 224 collectors.

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Wine Varietal: Sangiovese


Italyâ??s most popular grape, Sangiovese is the top grape used in Tuscany including Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and many of Italyâ??s â??Super Tuscans.â?? At least 14 clones of Sangiovese exist which are grouped into the Sangiovese grosso and Sangiovese piccolo families. Sangiovese thrives in a warm climate and consists of over 10% of Italyâ??s vineyard acreage (covering almost a quarter million acres). Over the past decade Sangiovese has become increasingly popular and successful in California as well. Typical descriptors for Sangiovese include candied or dried cherry, citrus, leather, violets and tea.

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