Winemaker Notes - Castelgiocondo Brunello 2009 is a lively, luminous ruby - red colour with vermillion highlights . The nose offers a melange of berries, among which, blackberry dominates with floral notes of violets. Spicy black pepper and cardamom, followed by fresh notes of juniper, and toasted coffee and hazelnuts. The texture is dense withelegant tannins , full bodied. The finish is very long and warm; spicy notes are joined by equally intense fruity notes.