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.

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2020 vintage
Harvest Note
The winter of the Tuscan hinterland was quite cold, regularly rainy and often windy, facilitating the winter operations of pruning the vineyards. Spring arrived at the end of March, with warm temperatures slightly earlier. The vineyards had a budding with a slight advance, showing very early a production rich in bunches and intense green leaves. Summer was hot but breezy, sometimes interspersed with little rains. The grapes ripening was between end of August and end of September and it was very balanced, offering wines that are very expressive, fine, elegant and delicate.
Tasting Note
Intense ruby red in color with a fruity, spicy bouquet and ripe cherry and berries on the palate.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with full-flavored meats, game and roasts.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot
APPELLATION: Tuscany IGT
PH: 3.45
ACIDITY: 5.65 g/l
ABV: 14.5%
AGING: 14 months in barrels and torneaux
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.2
Unique Selling Points
  • A Super Tuscan–style wine made from approximately 80% Sangiovese
  • Matured for 12 to 18 months in French oak

About the Grape

Sangiovese
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.
Merlot
Merlot makes plump, succulent wines to drink young or opulently massive wines for aging. Has silky, blackberry and currant fruit, with spice, earth, tobacco and chocolate notes, and soft tannins.
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