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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...
An intense ruby red colour is the prelude to a full bouquet of ripe cherries and berries that are well blended with spicy notes which lend class and complexity. Full bodied, well balanced, and vibrant on the palate this wine presents 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
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
This vintage experienced a controlled-temperature fermentation for 20 days, followed by maceration. The wine was aged in french oak and was bottle aged for 6 months prior to release.
- 95 Points -
James Suckling, August 2015
Lots currants, blueberries, vanilla and floral character on the nose and palate. Full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Edgy contrast of acidity, ripe fruit and wood. Stylish, savory and delicious. A blend of sangiovese and merlot. One of the best values amongst Super Tuscan reds.See detailed press review