A wine of great personality, intense ruby red color, the nose is broad and persistent, with particular notes of red berries well blended with delicate spicy notes from the wood. Its taste is complex, very rich, warm and pleasantly enveloping.
Wine Advocate 92 points - The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Campo del Drago is quite a bit brighter and fresher than the straight bottling. Freshly cut flowers, dark berries, mint and licorice all take shape beautifully in the glass. Firm yet well-integrated tannins provide the backbone and give the wine much of its energy. This is a very strong showing from Castiglion del Bosco. The Campo del Drago spent 28 months in French oak barrels. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027. (Apr 2012)
Wine Spectator 93 points - A full, rich, sumptuous red, featuring cedar, incense, cherry, tobacco and earth flavors. Fresh and lively, displaying warmth and hints of wild Mediterranean scrub. The lingering aftertaste echoes the wild herb and tobacco notes. Best from 2016 through 2027.óB.S. (Nov 20 2013)
It is the most elegant and complex expression of the Sangiovese grape. It comes from grapes from the area of Capanna characterized by an excellent exposure and great features of the soil and of the climate. This wine has great power and personality, a perfect combination between tradition and innovation.
|excellent with red meats 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.