2018 Giodo La Quinta Toscane
The La Quinta comes from the 5th planted sangiovese vineyard that Podere Giodo has flattened hence the name - in Italian "La Quinta" meaning the fifth. The vineyard has an area of only 3.5 ha at an altitude of 300 meters, located on the southeast. The soil is mainly poor clay with pebbles
The Sangiovese grape is aged here for twelve months in 500 and 1200 liter oak barrels so here the oak has less impact than that of the Brunello, allowing it to fully enjoy attractive aromas and crisp red berries. Nice and fresh and less bombastic than the Giodo Brunello. Tasty and especially fresh aromas and flavors of cherries and chocolate, as well as hazelnuts with highly polished tannins. Delicious to drink now, but can also be imposed for another 10 years.
Giodo was founded by the renowned Italian winemaker Carlo Ferrini. The name is a tribute to his parents Giovanna and Donetallo. Giodo represents a quest for excellence obtained by improving every detail. A mosaic of many small puzzle pieces to achieve the very best result. Meanwhile Carlo has transferred his passion to his daughter Bianca.
“Giodo encapsulates above all my own history with Sangiovese, my first great love. Its name is a tribute to my parents, Giovanna and Donatello, to whom I owe everything.” Carlo Ferrinic
The history of Giodo in Montalcino begins in 2002, when Carlo Ferrini, after years of research, finally identified his first hectare to purchase in the prestigious Brunello designation; Today, halfway between Sant'Angelo in Colle and Sant'Antimo, his winery rests on six hectares of vineyard. In terms of aspect, elevation and soil types, the location is perfect for viticulture. A majestic row of cypress trees lures visitors to this almost hidden, magical place, while the vines dedicated to Brunello di Montalcino and to IGT Toscana enjoy breathtaking panoramic views over the serpentine hills of Montalcino to the massif of Monte Amiata. The final artistic touch is the picturesque olive grove that yields the Giodo Toscano IGP olive oil.
Everything at Giodo is underpinned by the concept of uncompromising quality. The whole process starts with the selection of clones and vines that are ideal for producing wines that are elegant, balanced and of impressive length. Every decision, every individual detail, both in the vineyard and in the wine cellar, is of the utmost importance and deserves full and scrupulous attention. Those small details are the indispensable tesserae that make up the mosaic that makes Carlo Ferrini's experience and expertise absolutely unique, the creation that successfully transferred his extraordinary passion to his daughter Bianca.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Appellation||Brunello di Montalcino|
|Drinking as of||2020|
|James Suckling rating||94|
|Tasting Profiles||Dry, Aged on wood, Red fruit|
|Drink moments||Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch|