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. Crognolo is aged in French Allier barriques and in bottle.
Wine Advocate2009 vintage
Wine Advocate2008 vintage
Intense ruby red in color with a fruity, spicy bouquet and ripe cherry and berries on the palate.
Delicious with full-flavored meats, game and roasts.
points of distinction
- A Super Tuscan–style wine made from approximately 80% Sangiovese
- Matured for 12 to 18 months in French oak
about the grape +
Sangiovese has aromas of black cherries with alluring wood, smoke, tar and herbal notes. The best wines made from this grape have incredible complexity, depth, finesse and power.
– Antonio Moretti, Owner
“This is the place where I was born. A lovely valley protected from northern winds . . . an area that offers great wines . . .”