2016 Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo

Year: 2016
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
James Suckling: 95
Red Wine

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Due In: WINTER 2019

Price :
$23.95

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THIS IS FLAT OUT TREMENDOUS!!

"Aromas of rosewood, cherries and blueberries follow through to a full body, tight and focused tannins and a long and flavorful finish. This is linear and bright. The tannins are wonderfully polished and poised. Hard not to drink now, but it will improve beautifully in the bottle. A blend of mostly sangiovese with a touch of merlot. Drink or hold."(JS)

Winery Notes:
GRAPES:
80% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

Clay and sand soils as well as Tuscany’s special stony galestro limestone, combined with ideal sun exposure and a climate tempered by the Mediterranean, provide an ideal climate for the Sangiovese grape. Low yields of excellent-quality hand harvested fruit ensure a rich and concentrated result. Following hand sorting and destemming, grapes are fermented in a combination of temperature-controlled and lined open-top tanks. Lots are blended first when the wine is placed in barriques and again at the first racking. Crognolo is aged for 12 to 18 months in French Allier barriques and 6 months in bottle.

TASTING NOTE:
Intense ruby red in color, the wine has a fruity, spicy bouquet and ripe cherry and berries on the palate. It has the vivid acidity typical of Sangiovese, with well-integrated tannins and an earthy finish.

FOOD PAIRING:
Delicious with beef or rich pork dishes, roasts and hearty stews.