Localization: Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Tasting Notes: Campo del Drago is a Brunello di Montalcino cru from the finest vineyard in the Capanna area, a hectare and a half at the highest elevation. Superbly structured and with a distinctive personality, it is the most refined expression of Sangiovese produced at Castiglion del Bosco.
Campo del Drago enjoys one of its highest expressions when paired with the succulence and softness of the pigeon, whose breast is served here at its most delicate. The bold spicing of the wine is perfectly at one with the flavor combination bestowed to the meat by the beetroot, celeriac and the exotic overtones of coffee.
97 points James Suckling: Another structured, layered red with blackberry, plum, walnut and cigar-box aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied with depth and intensity. Tight and structured. A wine with a long future. Fine-grained and refined. Try after 2025.
The Domain: Situated in the province of Siena, where the renowned area of "Brunello di Montalcino" is found, Castiglion del Bosco encompasses approximately 4,450 acres of land, 125 of which are vineyards with plans to plant 15 more acres. The farm is located between the historic towns of Buonconvento and Montalcino. Given the truly magnificent geographical position of the estate, perched on a hill looking down onto the surrounding valleys, exposure is optimal, resulting in excellent quality wines. These are very exciting wines, new and classic at the same time.
Castiglion del Bosco was the first to produce and bottle Brunello di Montalcino in the sixties and today represents one of the most important properties of this region. Plans are currently underway to produce new wines and expand the existing cellar. This estate prides itself on the highest quality and respect for tradition. Claudio Basla, from Altesino, also consults at Castiglion del Bosco ensuring the same levels of quality that we have always enjoyed from that estate.