Sette Ponti Crognolo 2017

$35.00 USD

About the wine

REGION: Italy | Tuscany | Maremma
GRAPES: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot
PH: 3.5
ACIDITY: 6.0 g/L
ABV: 14.5%
AGING: 10 – 14 months in French Allier barriques and 5 – 6 months in bottle
Bright ruby red. Complex with a prevalence of small red fruits and floral notes. The body is beautifully balanced with a long finish.
Delicious with full flavored meats and roasts.
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.
Enjoyable upon release, Crognolo benefits from short- to mid-term cellaring and will continue maturing 8-10 years beyond the vintage date.
Tuscany experienced a fairly frigid winter, in absence of snow and rains below average. The vegetative growth has been anticipated by a surprising spring, very hot and untimely. Given the hot temperatures, the flowering took place quickly and without interference. The season continued with high temperatures for some periods of the summer, alternating some rains. The vineyards, which enjoy a good maturity and an excellent balance during all the phases of the year, well endured the dry season. Sangiovese, which could be prone to damage caused by drought, did not suffer thanks to irrigations, taking water from the two lakes inside the estate. September started with sunny days alternated with some rains which brought to a very good technological and phenolic maturity which was able to guarantee structured and elegant wines, faithful expression of the vintage.

What The Critics Say...

Wine Spectator 93 point score rating
A beam of pure blackberry runs through this otherwise dense and focused red. Shows elegance, with balance and complexity, but needs time to integrate and reveal all its facets. Offers fine, minerally length. Sangiovese and Merlot. Best from 2021 through 2032.93 Points — Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator
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