Castiglion del Bosco Chardonnay 2019
Region: Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
The aromatic details of this wine say a lot about the 2019 vintage climate. The wine is lemon with greenish reflections, the nose expresses beautiful floral notes enhanced with constant references of citrus fruit, such as grapefruit and orange peel. The good acidity, combined with a light sapidity and a strong minerality, embody the possibility of evolution of this wine. It is characterised by a marked freshness and great fragrance. The mouth is tense and vibrant, supported by a pleasant citric acidity.
The grapes are sourced from a top Chardonnay growing vineyard near Cortona.
Purchased by Massimo Ferragamo in 2003, Castiglion del Bosco, after major investment in the vineyards and winery, has been restored to its position as a leading Montalcino estate. The estate, with 62 hectares of vineyards (51 of which are permitted for Brunello production) is located in the Val d’Orcia National Park, a UNESCO site, to the north west of Montalcino, near Buonconvento. Locally trained oenologist, Cecilia Leoneschi, who has been working at the winery since 2003 oversees the vineyards and the cellar.