Brunello Cru Campo del Drago 2018

Campo del Drago 2018 is a Brunello di Montalcino cru from the finest vineyard in the Capanna area, a hectare and a half at the highest elevation. Superbly-structured and with a distinctive personality. Campo del Drago is the most refined expression of Sangiovese produced at Castiglion del Bosco.

The 2018 vintage

The 2018 vintage has been a challenge for both man and vines. The fresh and rainy Spring made the plants vegetation very intense. The management of the green required a lot of attention and work to allow the plant to reach the vegetative balance. Cool days and heavy rains characterized the first part of summer.

The end of Summer was hot and dry. This allowed a good maturation, even if slightly earlier than the usual. In the first half of September, we began harvest in the Gauggiole area, on the northern side of the estate. Grapes showed excellent acidity and rather low sugar content, perfect for the more fresh and vibrant wines. Excellent varietal expressions and very ripe tannins will result in a very recognizable Brunello, with a clear and unique style.

Tasting notes

“Campo del Drago 2018 is very linked to its terroir. It shows a unique minerality and complexity. The sip is intense, broad and deep. The tannins are present, but maintained quite elegant thanks to the acidity. The sour almond finish on the mouth is the evidence of how characterizing the vintage was for this grape variety.”

Cecilia Leoneschi, October 2022

Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Grapes: Sangiovese 100%
Harvest period: September
Soil profile: Presence of clay shale and gravel-pebble
Elevation: 430 metres
Training system: Guyot
Vineyard density: 4,500 vines/ha
Vineyard yield: 40 q/ha
Vinification: 20-25 days in steel tanks, at a temperature of 28°C.
Maturation: 24 months in French oak
Alcohol volume: 14,5%

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James Suckling | 2018 | 95 |
Vinous | 2018 | 94 |
James Suckling | 2017 | 95 |
Vinous | 2017 | 92 |
Wine Spectator | 2016 | 96 |
James Suckling | 2016 | 97 |
Wine Advocate | 2016 | 95 |
Vinous | 2016 | 93 |
James Suckling | 2015 | 98 |
Wine Advocate | 2013 | 94 |
Wine Spectator | 2012 | 93 |
Gambero Rosso | 2011 | 95 |
James Suckling | 2010 | 96 |

Brunello Cru Campo del Drago 2018


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