2011 Giramonte Marchesi Frescobaldi Tuscany Italy Red

St Barth’s Wine

The history of the Frescobaldi family begins around the year 1000, during the same time period as the birth of the banking industry of Medieval Florence.The Frescobaldi quickly became the absolute protagonists of political and economic life earning them the right to the title ‘treasurers to the English Crown’.The Tenuta di Castiglioni, the Frescobaldi family’s oldest estate, brought forth in 1999 Giramonte, a rare and exclusive Cru. 

The Tenuta di Castiglioni, the Frescobaldi family’s oldest estate, brought forth, in 1999, Giramonte, a rare and exclusive Cru. The qualities of its soil, an ideal microclimate, and rigorous selection of the fruit ensure, year after year, extraordinary consistency of quality. The result is a wine of great richness and intensity, silk-smooth, and with an almost endless progression and finish.

The wine appears a dense ruby with subtle purplish highlights. The nose immediately surprises with its forcefulness and multi-layered complexity. Fragrant impressions of blueberry, sour cherry, and wild blackberry meld together with intriguing notes of roasted hazelnut, cocoa powder, and espresso. In the mouth, it is full-volumed and velvet-textured, with a graceful suite of tannins that craft a truly elegant structure. The finish, long-lingering and impressively well-proportioned, is laden with pungent.

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