Brunello Cru Campo del Drago 2015

Campo del Drago 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, it is the most refined expression of Sangiovese produced at Castiglion del Bosco.

The 2015 vintage for Campo del Drago

The 2015 harvest, was a textbook vintage in terms of the climate and the exceptional quality of the grapes. July and August were hot and dry, and the soil’s water reserves, which accumulated in the spring, helped to counteract the heat, leading to a superb vintage, which benefited from day-night temperature swings in September, hence the perfect ripening of the berries. The coolness of the weeks in the run-up to the harvest resulted in the perfect concentration of the aromas and ideal tannic maturation. The hand-picked grapes were healthy and integral, boasting small bunches and sparse berries, while the sugar content and acidity were exceptional.

The Campo del Drago vineyard parcel was harvested on 29 September, earlier than previous years. The altitude of the vineyard enabled excellent tannic maturation in a complete and varied year. If the wines fully express the potential of the grapes, exceptional quality is guaranteed.

Campo del Drago 2015’s tasting notes

A nervy, complete and characterful wine. On the nose and palate, it harmoniously enshrines outstanding characteristics: crisp, ripe fruit with superb balsamic nuances, well-integrated acidity and exceptional tannic quality. Campo Del Drago 2015 best expresses itself in the long term, with an incredible proclivity for extremely long ageing.
Campo del Drago was inserted in the 100 Top wines of Italy 2019 by James Suckling.

Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Grapes: Sangiovese 100%
Harvest period: Last days of September
Soil profile: Presence of clay shale and gravel-pebble
Elevation: 450 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

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Awards

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 2015

130,00

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