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 10 - 14 months in French Allier barriques and 5 - 6 months in bottle.

92 Points
Ken's Wine Guide.com
2018 vintage
94 Points
jamessuckling.com
2018 vintage
Tasting Note
Bright ruby red. Complex with a prevalence of small red fruits and floral notes. The body is beautifully balanced with a long finish.
Food Pairing
Delicious with full flavored meats and roasts. Noble, braised red meats
Technical Data
GRAPES: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot
APPELLATION: Tuscany IGT
PH: 3.5
ACIDITY: 6 g/l
ABV: 6 g/l
AGING: 14 months in French Allier barriques and 5 - 6 months in bottle
Unique Selling Points
  • A Super Tuscan – style wine made from Sangiovese
  • Matured for 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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