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2014 SETTE PONTI Crognolo

SETTE PONTI Crognolo 2014


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  • Country
  • Country
  • Italy
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Indicazione geographica tipica (IGT)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Tuscany
  • Appellation
  • Appellation
  • Toscana
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Sangiovese 90 %
    Merlot 10 %
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Dry
  • About this winery

    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...

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  • Tasting notes

    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.

  • Viticultural notes

    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

  • Winemaking notes

    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.

Press reviews

  • - 93 Points -

    July 2016

    Bright and aromatic with rose, blueberry and currant character. Medium to full body, very fine tannins and a beautiful finish. Such finesse and beauty. Impressive for the vintage.

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