Tenuta Sette Ponti Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT Crognolo 2008
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Huge and meaty, with round berry and plum aromas propped up by a healthy load of lumber. The palate is loaded with plum and chocolate, while the finish is ultra rich and smooth, bordering on buttery. In the end it all comes together. Give this Sangiovese ample air and itrsquo;s sure to please.
Intense ruby red in color with a fruity, spicy bouquet and ripe cherry and berries on the palate. Delicious with full-flavored meats, game and roasts.
This sangiovese gains smoothness from a small addition of merlot (10 percent) while it gains richness from oak. Itrsquo;s warm at the edges, soft in the middle; a textural pleasure.
Mostly sangiovese, this includes a small percentage of merlot, the original blend that Carlo Ferrini made from Alberto Morettirsquo;s estate northwest of Arezzo. Itrsquo;s light, bright and elegant, the black cherry flavors expending into the finish. A generous wine on a light frame, this will match a plate of salumi.
The Tenuta Sette Ponti has become famous for producing the opulent and rich Oreno Super Tuscan. Frequently overlooked is their very affordable and almost as fabulous Super Tuscan blend, Crognolo. About 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot from their hillside vineyards in the heart of the Chianti Classico zone. Yields are kept low with a green harvest in May and the grapes are carefully hand sorted in the winery befor a 20 day slow maceration. Aging is in French oak barrels for 12-18 months. The Wine Spectator and Wine Advocate both scored this 2008 92 points. Antonio Galloni said "The 2008 Crognolo is very pretty in this vintage. A persistent vein of minerality frames dark, jammy fruit in a medium-bodied, impeccably refined style for this property. Over time the wine’s inner perfume emerges, adding scents of roses, violets all things floral. A long, clean finish adds freshness. Crognolo is Sangiovese with a dollop of Merlot. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2016." A tremendous value!
In der Nase reife Aromen nach roten Beeren, Feigen und Gewürzen; im Gaumen voll und herzhaft umhüllt mit süssen, reifen Tanninen und einer saftigen Säure; langer, fruchtiger Abgang - ein Wein mit einem sensationellen Preis-Leistungsverhältnis.
Very silky and fine, with currant and berry on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, with a wonderful mouthfeel. Clean, fresh and direct. Best after -JS ** Only 6 in Stock **