San Felice Campogiovanni Brunello di Montalcino 2014
Campogiovanni fully merits its reputation as one of the great estates in Montalcino.
An intense Brunello, aged for 36 months in large Slavonian oak botti, followed by a further 12 months in bottle. This has intense aromas of dark berry fruits and plum, with aromatic cedar and savoury notes. The palate is full-bodied with rich berry fruit and a smooth mouthfeel, with integrated rounded tannins and a long, persistent finish. Match with Game and Boar, enjoy now or cellar for up to 15 years.
The Tenuta Campogiovanni is owned and managed by San Felice and is located on the southern slope of the Montalcino hill, near San Angelo in Colle. This particular area is blessed with complex soils which many argue are essential to produce the finest-quality Brunello. Three separate parcels comprise the estate's vineyards, at an elevation of approximately 300 metres. Campogiovanni fully merits its reputation as one of the great estates of this area, having won some of the most prestigious Italian and international wine awards, with the 2006 vintage Brunello ranked as the forth best wine of the year in 2011 by the American wine journal Wine Spectator.