Year of the Horse

 

97 points – JAMES SUCKLING

 

The first bottle of the Zodiaco Limited Edition celebrates the year of the horse with Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2006, a 5-star vintage. With the excellent score of 97 points from James Suckling.

A deep aroma with a complex bouquet, combined with endless refinement Zodiac Horse Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2006 is a prestigious vintage wine, with an intense ruby red color. A wine with unique energy, with incredible aging potential.

“Very spicy and full-bodied, with dried flower and black berry fragrances. Full body, very soft and round, with a very persistent finish. Very intense and rich, but shows wonderfully velvety tannins. A fantastic wine” – James Suckling

Denomination: Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG

Grapes: 100% Sangiovese

Altitude: 450 meters above sea level

Exposure: South-west

Terrain: Rocky, strong presence of Galestro

Type of system: Guyot

Density: 4,500 plants / ha

Yield: 40 q/ha

Harvest harvest: Second half of October

Winemaking: fermentation occurs naturally with the use of indigenous yeasts. The alcoholic fermentation lasted 18 days at a constant temperature of 28°C, followed by a long maceration on the skins.

Aging: 36 months in French oak barriques, wood from selected forest plants that are 270/300 years old and 6 months in non-vitrified concrete. em>

Alcohol content: 14.5%

Production: 288 numbered 1.5l bottles

Label: painting by the artist Tian Shuhan

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TIAN SHUHAN

The first edition of the Zodiac Collection is represented by an elegant galloping horse against the backdrop of the splendid Castiglion del Bosco estate, painted by the prestigious Chinese artist Tian Shuhan on a rice paper canvas. Tian is recognized for his meticulous style and is celebrated for his paintings of landscapes and animals, particularly horses and tigers.

His works are exhibited in museums around the world and are featured in the private collections of political leaders, entrepreneurs and politicians in China and abroad.

Charity Gala 2013

On November 25, 2013, Castiglion del Bosco celebrated the debut of the Zodiaco Limited Edition with Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2006 for the Year of the Horse with a charity gala dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong.< br />With over 300 guests present, the event was enriched by a musical performance by Maria Sole Ferragamo, granddaughter of the owner of the estate, Mr. Massimo Ferragamo, and ended with a charity auction, the proceeds of which were donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation in Hong Kong. Celebrities and well-known personalities attended the event, including Ms. Carina Lau, Mr. Godfrey Gao, Ms. Charlotte Hwang, Ms. Feiping Chang and many others.

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