Romagna Sangiovese Predappio

2017

100% Sangiovese from three vineyards parcels between 150m and 350m above sea level, with a north/northeast exposure.  One is clay-limestone, one is red clay with high spungone content, and the last is clay-limestone with veins of spungone. Vines are approximately 40 years old. The grapes were destemmed but not crushed, leaving whole berries intact. Fermentation was spontaneous in small stainless steel tanks (with temperture control), and open-top tronconic wood vats and tonneaux. Macerations lasted 15-25 days. Aging was for one year in used 3500L Slavonian oak botti.

91 points
"Notes of spicy cherry, wild berries and purple flowers lift from Chiara Condello's 2017 Romagna Sangiovese Predappio, followed by hints of white pepper and animal musk. On the palate, silky textures sooth the senses, ushering in ripe red and hints of blue fruit laced with saline-minerals, which create a tactile expression. The finish is long and fresh, revealing a hint of sour melon that mixes with the residual acids to create a sweet and sour effect. While the 2016 might color a little more within the classic lines and last a bit longer in the cellar, this 2017 is perfectly balanced, fruit-forward and ready to give a lot of pleasure."
Eric Guido,
Vinous
, June 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB0695-17
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Sangiovese
Farming Type: 
Organic