A wine of great personality, intense ruby red colorwith purple hues, the nose is broad and persistent, with particular notes of red berries well mixed with delicate spicy. Its taste is complex, rich in important and velvety tannins.
Wine Spectator 89 points - Elegant, but nonetheless saturated with cherry, raspberry, currant and vanilla notes. The tannins rise up on the finish, giving a beefy feel. Best from 2014 through 2021. 1,600 cases made.-BS
(Jun 15 2012)
This excellent wine came from the vineyards located in
Riparbella at an altitude of 450 meters, in the upper
coast of Maremma, Tuscany. Prima Pietra is a real
expression of structure and elegance obtained thanks to
the quality of the grapes and the passion of the men.
|Excellent with important red meat and game
|While winemaking at Castiglion del Bosco has been a craft for centuries, until fairly recently the vineyards were cultivated solely for personal consumption by each family living on the Estate. Today, Castiglion del Bosco wines are consistently recognized for their excellence.
As one of the founding members of the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino, the organization that regulates and controls the quality of Brunello production, Castiglion del Bosco introduced the world to its exemplary vintages through the emergence of a commercial operation in the late 1950s. In 2004, acclaimed international Wine Master Nicolo D’Afflitto took command of winemaking at Castiglion del Bosco, along with locally trained enologist Cecilia Leoneschi. Under their careful direction, the Estate is yielding more modern Brunellos that are attracting critical acclaim.
The fundamental goal of winemaking at Castiglion del Bosco is to remain faithful to the land and the characteristics of the grapes.