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.
Wine Advocate2009 vintage
Wine Advocate2008 vintage
2008 was characterized by a rainy spring followed by warm, dry weather in July and August. The year was quite cool overall, without temperature extremes, resulting in great aromatics in the fruit. It was not an excellent vintage, but one in which careful berry selection yielded solid results.
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.
Delicious with beef or rich pork dishes, roasts and hearty stews.
GRAPES: 80% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
APPELLATION: Tuscany IGT
ACIDITY: 5.71 g/l
AGING: 12–18 months in French oak, 6 months in bottle
points of distinction
- A Super Tuscan–style wine made from 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 . . .”