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 de-stemming, 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.

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2019 vintage
Harvest Note
It was a regular vintage, temperatures were in the norm, there was some rains during spring-summer period, mainly every 15 days we had 30-40mm of rainfall. We had sunny weeks with standard temperatures (25degree during day and 18degree by night,) which allowed the formation of important sugars. September was perfect, although with a little bit of humidity, but it was very sunny and with very little rain. We got very interesting Sangiovese, with elegant tannins, and characterful Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot , with excellent colors and great structural concentrations. We can affirm that 2018 will be a vintage of extreme quality, characterized by very balanced wines with good freshness and concentration.
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: 14.5%
AGING: 14 months in French Allier barriques and 5 - 6 months in bottle
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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