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Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo 2011

Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo 750ML 2011      
Sku: 13153

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. Crognolo is aged in French Allier barriques and in bottle.

Tasting notes
This refined, stylish blend of Sangiovese and Merlot combines fruit lushness and concentration with a palate of ripe wild cherries, black fruit, leather and vanilla repeated in the aromas. Firm, elegant tannins and integrated oak end in a balanced finish.

Rating
Impressive aromas of blackberries, currants and flowersfollow to a full body with super fine tannins and a long, long finish. Super classy. Best ever Crognolo. Always great value. 90% sangiovese and 10% merlot. Better in 2016. (9/ 2013) - 95 points James Suckling

Wine maker notes
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.

Technical notes
GRAPE VARIETIES: 90% Sangiovese 10% Merlot ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13% YIELD: 50 hl/ha (225 cases/acre) TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.6 grams/liter pH: 3.5

Food pairing
Delicious with full-flavored meats, game and roasts.

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Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Toscano
Grape Varietal: Merlot,Sangiovese
Type: Still wine
 
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