Giovanna Morganti is quickly becoming recognised as one of the best of the new generation of Tuscan winemakers. Her s...Read more...
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One of our latest additions to the Chianti Classico bin. It should really fall under the sub-section of "Supremely Elegant Chianti Classico" but we realize that this will confuse some. What's most straightforward about this is the pristine red fruit on the palate that's both lithe and focused at the same time.
Giovanna Morganti is quickly becoming recognised as one of the best of the new generation of Tuscan winemakers. Her small estate is only three hectares and her only wine is called “Le Trame” (the intrigues) signifying the wheeling and dealing required to purchase the land. Giovanna's father was a legendary winemaker who believed in Tuscan varietals long before the flying oenologists identified this area as super pay-dirt. She studied oenology herself and went to the work in the mid 1980s for San Felice wines in Castelnuovo Berardenga, near Siena, on a project to plant around 300 traditional Tuscan grape varietals collected from old vineyards. When Giovanna's father gave her a small farm with olive groves, called Le Boncie, she added a vineyard planted wth her favourites from the experimental project - Sangiovese, obviously, but also Ciliegolo, Colorino, Foglia tonda Mammolo and Prugnolo. She makes only one wine - Le Trame Chianti Classico - and releases it a year later than most winemakers. Planted to a very high density, 7000 vines per hectare, the vineyard is primarily Sangiovese, with a few rows of Fogliatonda for blending. Fermentation takes place in traditional open-topped wooden tanks. Gambero Rosso comments on Le Trame's “great, and on occasion sublime, fruit”, and Giovanna's “traditional values & modern technique”. A Chianti Classico notable for purity and grace from an organically farmed vineyard. Drink with the classic harvest meal at Le Boncie: pasta with meat sauce, stewed rabbit with seasonal veg. Giovanna's wine is made to the rhythms of nature, according to terroir and the vintage. As with many organic growers the objective is not to please or seduce the critics (particularly the American ones), but to present a wine that is true to itself as far is possible. Following the voice of the inner critic Giovanna Morganti answers the famous Socratic question: “And what is good, Phaedrus, and what is not good - need we ask anyone to tell us these things?”
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