Castelgiocondo 2008 is a clear ruby-red colour with garnet highlights. Mature fruit emerges on the nose such as plum and blackberry with floral notes of violet. Fully evident are the spicy perfumes among which black pepper, cloves and nutmeg prevail and are followed by clean hints of flint and leather. Entry on the palate reveals a dense tannin texture, fresh and mellow, the incarnation of the classic style of the Brunello from Castelgiocondo.
A vibrant, deep ruby red characterises Montesodi 2008, well complemented by a richly fragrant bouquet. It releases a broad expanse of aromas, including wild red berry, blackberry, dried plum, and wild cherry, with more delicate notes of sweet violets. These aromas are lifted by toasty impressions of cocoa powder, vanilla, and roast espresso bean, and by spicy nuances of black and green pepper. The palate displays notable warmth and a velvety mouthfeel; fine-grained, stylish tannins are already well tucked in, with a tasty vein of crisp acidity providing an impressive foil . The harmonious finish is quite lengthy.
The appearance is a very intense ruby red. Rich aromas of blueberry, currant, blackberry, and sour cherry mingle nicely with a hint of violet and spicier notes of cardamom, star anise, tobacco, and liquorice. Impressions of coffee, cocoa, and minerals complete the bouquet. The entry on the palate is lavish with elegantly integrated tannins.
The color is an intense ruby red with faintly garnet tones. The initial aromatic sensations are sweetish and vanilla-like, typical of wines matured in barriques. The clean, ethereal bouquet then highlights Sangiovese’s spicy notes. On the palate we again find very well-integrated oak which, however, soon gives way to hints of wild berry fruit preserve and to that nuance of spices we perceived on the nose.