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Marchesi de' Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo Vigna Ripe al Convento Riserva 2016

$132

A stellar red, this captures the freshness and purity of the vintage, featuring cherry, currant and even a hint of flowers, with characteristic Sangiovese iron and tobacco notes. Firms up nicely as it develops toward the finish, where it lingers with dusty tannins and ample fruit to offset them. Best from 2025 through 2042. 1,000 cases made, 50 cases imported.

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Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Jun 30, 2022

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Sangiovese

The name Sangiovese comes from the Latin sanguis Jovis, meaning "blood of Jove." Its color mirrors its etymology: The wines range from brick red to copper-tinged, and can be quite concentrated. Although the grape is originally from southern Italy, the central region of Tuscany boasts the best Sangiovese wines in the world. It is the most widely planted grape variety in the country.

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$132

Marchesi de' Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo Vigna Ripe al Convento Riserva 2016

A stellar red, this captures the freshness and purity of the vintage, featuring cherry, currant and even a hint of flowers, with characteristic Sangiovese iron and tobacco notes. Firms up nicely as it develops toward the finish, where it lingers with dusty tannins and ample fruit to offset them. Best from 2025 through 2042. 1,000 cases made, 50 cases imported.

Details

Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Jun 30, 2022