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Sette Ponti reflects the vision of Dr. Antonio Moretti, who took over the estate from his father in the late 1990's, and immediately began producing estate-bottled wines. The vineyards occupy a total of 150 acres, at an altitude of 200 to 300 meters; the oldest vines (mostly sangiovese) date from 1935. The soil is a classic Tuscan mixture of sand, clay, limestone, and schist-based galestro. The estate - 750 acres in total - is farmed in the traditional Tuscan way, so that the vineyards are...
Intense ruby red colour is the prelude to a full bouquet of ripe cherry and berries well blended with spicy notes that give class and complexity. Full bodied, well balanced and vibrant on the palate, well rounded tannins and depth.
The estate’s vineyards benefit not only from the best Sangiovese, but also from a few great "international" varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, as well as a small selection of other varieties. The soil composition also plays a significant role in the quality of the wine; it has a heterogeneous structure well distributed between clay, sand, limestone and Galestro a typical stone found in the Chianti area. Grapes come from vines that were planted between 1988 and 1993, at 250 meters above sea level. The vines benefit from a full southern exposure. The wine is named after a wild bush, Cornus, which grows abundantly on the estate. This wine is mainly made from Sangiovese, Tuscany’s traditional variety. Thus, Crognolo combines Sangiovese’s elegance and the complexity provided by oak ageing. Production zone: Central Tuscany Varieties: Predominantly Sangiovese with a small amount of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon Exposure: South Vineyard planted: 1988 – 1993 Elevation: 250 metres Trellis: Spurred cordon Number of vines per ha: 6.666 Soil characteristics: Compact sand and clay Production per ha: 4,500 kilos
Vinification: A controlled-temperature fermentation for 20 days, followed by maceration Aging: In French oak Bottle aging prior to release: 6 months
- 95 Points -
James Suckling, September 2018
Aromas of rosewood, cherries and blueberries follow through to a full body, tight and focused tannins and a long and flavorful finish. This is linear and bright. The tannins are wonderfully polished and poised. Hard not to drink now, but it will improve beautifully in the bottle. A blend of mostly sangiovese with a touch of merlot.See detailed press review