Tenute Castel Giacondo, 'Campo Ai Sassi', Rosso di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy, 2018


Castel Giocondo epitomises the spirit of Montalcino. It is considered to be one of the most historical estates of Montalcino, as it was one of the first producers of Brunello di Montalcino during the 1800s.

The vines are overlooked by the castle and the small medieval town of Montalcino. The combination of the unique location of the vineyard, which is situated at 300 to 400 metres altitude; the south western orientation, which benefits from the warming afternoon sun; and the free draining marl soil culminates to produce this top quality Sangiovese.

The CastelGiocondo wines are distinguished by their opulence, power and extraordinary longevity. Gambero Rosso awarded Frescobaldi with the prestigious ‘Tre Bicchieri Winery of the Year Award 2020’, in recognition of its uncompromising commitment to quality and innovation.

The vineyards are located on the Castel Giocondo Estate in Montalcino. Campo ai Sassi Rosso di Montalcino displays the same characteristics as Brunello, but in a more youthful, less complicated manner. It is produced from the same grape, Sangiovese, but from vineyards with vines that have very deep roots and yield wines which are aromatic and elegant, and less tannic than the Brunello.


Cherry, blackcurrant and blackberry. Lovely oak, cigar tobacco and sweet vanilla. Touch of ripe plum, pepper, liquorice and eucalyptus. Tomato leaf, floral violet, earth and smoke.


Medium bodied with well integrated tannins and acidity. Hits a nice middle ground and very smooth.