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Podere Ciona, Montegrossoli Sangiovese I.G.T.
(mohn-tay-GROH-soh-lee sahn-jo-VAY-zay)

 

Tasting Notes: From Podere Ciona, perhaps the smallest estate we import, and one that holds a special place in our heart, comes this beautiful Montegrossoli that proves that bigger is not always better. With just a few hectares in Chianti Classico, the Gatteschi family has a view for miles and miles, with nothing but forests, vines, and castles. And their wines? Absolutely lovely. Take this “baby SuperTuscan” style Sangiovese–bright and Chianti-like aromas, ripe fruits and spices, with a crisp, long finish that lingers.

Location Toscana, Italia.
(Montegrossi)
4 hectares.
Soil Weathered sandstone.
Estate Podere Ciona.
(poh-DAY-ray chee-OH-nah)
Vine Horizontal Spurred Cordon.
5,000 vines/hectare.
1 bottle/plant yield.
Winemaker Franco & Lorenzo Gatteschi.
(FRAHN-ko gah-TAES-key)
(lo-RAINT-zo gah-TAES-key)
Vinification Fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Extended maceration on the skins.
Varietals 95% Sangiovese,
5% Alicante Bouschet.
Barrel 1st passage French Allier barrique.
Residual Sugar 1.8 grams per liter. Maturation 24 months in the barrel.
6 month in the bottle.
Acidity 5.4 grams per liter. Vintage Production 300 cases.
Alcohol 13.0% by volume. Foot Fairing Pasta e fagioli, Valigette beef rolls, and pappardelle with rabbit.
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