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.
"Sangiovese dominates this blend, with cherry flesh and cherry pit flavors alongside scents of pressed flowers. It’s deepened by merlot and cabernet, adding blacker fruit and herb scents. It ends on cool, fruit-derived tannins and a soft touch of older wood. An elegant Tuscan for braised meats."
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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.
|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.
|GRAPE VARIETIES: 90% Sangiovese
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13%
YIELD: 50 hl/ha (225 cases/acre)
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.6 grams/liter
|Delicious with full-flavored meats, game and roasts.
|Tenuta Sette Ponti lies on historic land in the heart of the Chianti zone at the end of the Via del Monte, known locally as the Via dei Sette Ponti, in a beautiful hidden valley. Named for the seven medieval bridges crossing the Arno River on the road from Arezzo to Florence—one of which, the Ponte Buriano, is perceptible in the right far background of Leonardo DaVinci’s Mona Lisa—the estate has a storied history. But it has been the dedication and savvy of luxury goods entrepreneur Antonio Moretti that has transformed the 750-acre estate into a multifaceted farm property that is today one of Tuscany’s most innovative, quality-driven producers of world-class Super Tuscans.
Tenuta Sette Ponti’s first release was the 1998 vintage Crognolo, named after a wild bush, Cornus, which grows on the estate. The estate’s second release, Oreno, is named after a small river running through the estate.