Brunello di Montalcino “Campo del Drago” DOCG 2016

    Castiglion del Bosco | Tuscany
    Castiglion del Bosco s.a. a r.l. | Loc. Castiglion del Bosco | IT 53024 Montalcino

    Brunello di Montalcino "Campo del Drago" DOCG 2016

    Campo del Drago is a single vineyard of just 1.5 ha and is situated on a high plateau in the Montalcino appellation with a view of the Thyrrenian Sea. The grapes from here are only vinified separately in the best years to produce the Brunello of the same name, and the result is then eagerly awaited about 5 years later.

    Those who still feel the 2015 on the palate will recognise the difference to the current and undoubtedly great 2016 vintage. Here, Campo del Drago comes in a more aristocratic guise, the motto being: less is more. In addition to a precisely developed fruity note, the bouquet plays with smoky and herbal aromas, which are more discreet and subtle than in the more opulent 2015 edition. After some aeration, it convinces with a lot of melting, but does not deny the acidity typical of Sangiovese. As it progresses, the fruit is full and kept in check by the perfectly flanking and present tannin. We feel this irrepressible power and complexity and know that with further bottle ageing it will give way to an elegance that makes this refined wine a worthy representative of this great vintage. As is so often the case, patience is rewarded! SUPERIORE.DE

    "The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Campo del Drago places smoky minerals and minty herbs before fruit. It gains further depths of spiced orange, clove and medicinal cherry over time. The textures are silky, almost creamy in feel, giving way to polished red fruits laced with salty minerals, as zesty acids add a motivating and spicy flair. Stern tannins arrive toward the close, clamping down on the expression and leaving only hints of tart berries through the cheek-puckering finale. The 2016 Campo del Drago will require a good amount of time to resolve its hulking structure, yet there's plenty of concentration and acidity to maintain balance throughout." Vinous

    "The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Campo del Drago comes from a little vineyard measuring just 1.5 hectares. It is located at a high 450 meters above sea level, and what this parcel lacks in size, it makes up for in terms of view and exposure. The entire Castiglion del Boco property is surrounded by thick shrub oak forests, as the very name of the estate suggests ("bosco" means "forest" in Italian), with wild boar, roe deer and foxes. You most certainly smell aromas of underbrush and forest floor in this wine along with dark fruit, cherry and plum." Robert Parker

    "A balanced, expressive style, offering plum, cherry, fruitcake, iron and spice flavors, which are fused to muscular tannins, but also vibrant acidity, keeping this energetic and defined. Fine balance overall and terrific length on the finish." Wine Spectator

    "Another structured, layered red with blackberry, plum, walnut and cigar-box aromas and flavors. It's full-bodied with depth and intensity. Tight and structured. A wine with a long future. Fine-grained and refined." James Suckling

    119,50 €

    09032116 · 0,75 l · 159,33 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

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    Product Details
    • Wine Classics: Brunello
    • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
    • Cultivation: close to nature
    • Expansion: 6/24 months cement tank/barrique
    • Development: partly barrique
    • Filtration: yes
    • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
    • Total Extract: 30,33 g/l
    • Total Acidity: 5,67 g/l
    • Residual Sugar: 0,89 g/l
    • Sulfite: 72 mg/l
    • ph-Value: 3,43
    • Closure: natural cork
    • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
    • Storage Potential: 2044+
    • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
    Character
    • Strong / spicy / earthy
    • Tannin-containing and/or acid-stressed
    • Wine for Meditation
    Fits to:
    • Dark Meat
    • Grilled of any Kind
    • Cheese well matured
    • Hearty wild Dishes
    stored air-conditioned

    Reviews for Brunello di Montalcino “Campo del Drago” DOCG 2016

    (1)

    16.03.2021

    Ich denke der Wein ist sehr gut! wird aber erst zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt getrunken.

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