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With its fine Tuscan wines, Castiglion del Bosco is a landmark on the Italian wine scene and one of Italy's leading producers of Brunello di Montalcino. Set like a jewel in the heart of the Val d'Orcia, the winery is one of the founding members of the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino. Its unusual position on the slopes of a hill, almost hidden from view, makes it the ideal place to get the best from the grapes grown in the vineyards of Castiglion del Bosco and Riparbella. The production process itself tells the story of nature and the human intervention that respects its space and balance: the bunches of grapes are subjected to an initial selection while still in the vineyard, then roll along two sorting tables, where well-trained eyes make a further selection on the best grapes. The berries are then transferred by gravity to the 100-150 hl tanks on the lower level, of a suitable size for the separate fermentation of the grapes from the different vineyards. At the end of the fermentation phase, the wines are transferred to the large, temperature-controlled basement area, where barriques and French oak barrels can be found. The ageing process continues with maturation in the bottle, which, depending on the wine, can last from 6 to 36 months before being released for consumption. The winery is managed by Cecilia Leoneschi, who has been in charge of it since 2003, the year she arrived in Castiglion del Bosco. Name and address of producer/distributor: Castiglion del Bosco - Località, 53024 Castiglion del Bosco SI. Products from this winery should be stored in a cool, dry place away from heat sources.