Sign In

2010 Marchesi di Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino

ITEM 8564460 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $70
Item Sold Amount Date
I8677121 1 $55 Feb 5, 2023
I8680089 2 $70 Feb 5, 2023
I8656168 2 $63 Jan 22, 2023
I8629771 14 $55 Jan 8, 2023
I8615680 3 $55 Jan 1, 2023
I8620921 3 $56 Jan 1, 2023
I8588619 2 $55 Dec 18, 2022
I8542361 2 $60 Nov 27, 2022
I8518364 1 $61 Nov 6, 2022
I8416397 1 $60 Sep 4, 2022
Front Item Photo

RATINGS

97James Suckling

#1 Wine of the Year! ...warm stones, dark fruits & walnuts follow to a full body, soft tannins & a savory finish... ripe fruit & salty undertones give it wonderful juiciness... will give so much pleasure in the future. Best ever from here.

94Vinous / IWC

Gorgeous wine built on texture and resonance.... Dark cherry, plum, mocha, lavender, mint and spices flesh out in a dramatic Brunello endowed with baritone intensity and pure power.

93Wine Spectator

This fresh version brims with cherry, mineral, briar and tobacco aromas and flavors. Works toward equilibrium, with solid tannins, and finishes with a mouthwatering impression.

PRODUCER

Marchesi di Frescobaldi

Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi is the brand name of a large group of Tuscan wine estates all owned by the Frescobaldis, a family that traces its history to 13th-century Florentine cloth merchants. The family was heavily involved with the politics and economics of Renaissance Florence. In the 14th century they also became international bankers and winemakers. Today the family owns nearly 5,000 acres of vineyards throughout Tuscany and produces about 9 million bottles of wine annually. Frescobaldi Chianti Rufinas are among the company’s most notable wines, along with Super Tuscans such as Mormoreto.

REGION

Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino is regarded as one of Italy’s best appellations. Located in south central Tuscany below Chianti, the wines of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG are made of a Sangiovese clone called “brunello,” which means “little dark one,” a reference to the brown tones in the skin of the grape. Unlike some Tuscan appellations that allow other grapes to be blended with Sangiovese, Brunello di Montalcino is entirely Sangiovese. Montalcino itself is a picturesque, hill-top town not especially well known for wine production until the mid-19th century, when a local vineyard owner isolated the brunello clone and planted it. Other growers followed suit. Nevertheless it wasn’t until 1970s that wine enthusiasts started paying attention to Brunello di Montalcino, which by then was becoming an outstanding wine. Today there are 120 estates in the DOCG, up from about 25 estates in 1975. Brunellos in general are bigger, darker, more tannic and more powerful wines than Chiantis or most other Sangioveses. By law they must be aged for four years, and two of those years must be in wooden barrels.