Brunello Cru Campo del Drago 2016

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 2016 vintage

Both winter and spring were mild in 2016, contributing to early budding, and remarkable vegetation for the vines. Summer was cool and mild, therefore ripening process was slower and very balanced. This excellent vintage shows ripe tannins, rich colors, and very good acidity. Harvest started slightly earlier than usual, but it was completed in mid-October, which is typical in the best and most celebrated vintages of Montalcino. The ripeness of the grapes brought great balance, and we can expect rich wines with outstanding elegance.

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
Alcohol volume: 14,5%

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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 2016


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