The grapes to produce Toscana Rosso IGT “Giramonte” Frescobaldi were gently pressed, followed by fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for 12 days. Maceration on the skins lasted for 25 days for the Merlot and 21 days for the Sangiovese. Malolactic fermentation took place in barriques immediately following the alcoholic fermentation. Toscana Rosso IGT “Giramonte” Frescobaldi was aged for 16 months in new barriques, followed by a further six months in bottle.
Tenuta Castiglioni is situated in the gentle hills of Val di Pesa. The richness of the weather and the terroir is expressed in the structure of the wines, due to the symbiosis between the soil, the mild climate and the afternoon breezes from the Tyrrhenian Sea. The vines are grown in well drained, dry, and stony soils, which are poor in organic matter and have a clay and limestone content. The grapes were hand-harvested at optimum maturity.
Frescobaldi is s Florentine family with thirty generations dedicated to the production of great wines across six Tuscan estates. Their style brings together tradition and innovation. With the goal of being the most prestigious Tuscan wine producer, Frescobaldi firmly believes in respecting the local land while focusing on the highest quality grapes for its wines. They own over 1,000 hectares of vineyard, all located in excellent areas for the production of fine wines. Directly managed by its family members, the Frescobaldi name is deeply connected with the history of art, culture, trade, finance and wine in Italy. Gambero Rosso awarded them with the prestigious ‘Tre Bicchieri Winery of the Year Award 2020’, in recognition of its uncompromising commitment to quality and innovation.