Romagna Sangiovese Predappio Riserva "Le Lucciole"

2018
Italy
Emilia-Romagna

Le Lucciole is Chiara's Riserva. It's 100% Sangiovese sourced from a parcel of 0.8 hectares planted at a density of 5,500 vines per hectare, 250m above sea level. The vines are 20 years old. The grapes were partially destemmed; those that were destemmed were left whole-berry without crushing. Fermentation was spontaneous in open-top tronconic wood vats and tonneaux, without temperture control. Maceration lasted 45 days. Aging was in used Slavonian oak botti for two years and a year in bottle before release.

94 points
"The 2018 Sangiovese Riserva Le Lucciole is spellbinding, as it keeps you coming back to the glass with a hauntingly perfumed bouquet that mixes violets and roses with black currants, plums and rich exotic spices. It’s deeply textural, almost velvety in feel, with ripe dark fruits and a saturation of salty minerals that creates a sultry expression. Brisk acids keep the energy amazingly high, even as fine-grained tannins and an intense concentration of primary fruits settle in, making for a structured and poised yet almost juicy finale. There is simply so much going on here, and while there is already pleasure to be found, the 2018 is geared for a long and steady evolution. Fans of Sangiovese take note, this is a gorgeous rendition of Le Lucciole!"
Eric Guido,
Vinous Media
, November 2021

SKU/Code: 
DB0696-18
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Sangiovese
Farming Type: 
Organic