Le Ragnaie ‘II Troncone’ Sangiovese Toscana IGT 2018
SPECIAL Buy 6 or more. Ripe red sangiovese.
“To be clear, the extremely high quality level of all the Brunellos made at this estate in any given year qualifies Le Ragnaie as one of Montalcino’s top six or seven wine estates. Virtually anything that gets bottled at this winery is a standout wine, and that’s information worth knowing… “ Vinous Media, Ian D’Agata in his article Brunello di Montalcino Sleek 13s, Surprising Riserva 12s.
Le Ragnaie winery is the property of Riccardo Campinoti and his wife Jennifer, who with the collaboration of their indispensable team of workers, pay meticulous attention to each and every phase of the winemaking process, striving to produce the best possible wines at every level. Le Ragnaie extends over 28 hectares in Montalcino, in the Province of Siena, in south western Tuscany.
One third of Le Ragnaie’s vineyards are planted at the highest altitude of any across the entire Montalcino appellation (600 metres). As one of the highest points, the area became famous amongst bird catchers, and hence the traditional bird catcher’s net featured on the label. The vineyards are farmed according to the guidelines for Organic Agriculture.
The Le Ragnaie vineyards are divided into three distinct parcels within Montalcino which allows Riccardo and Jennifer to produce three diverse ‘terroirs’ of Brunello: Le Ragnaie: The vineyard is located in the central zone of Montalcino, at the highest elevation of any in Montalcino. Petroso: The vineyard is located along the Scarnacuoia Rd below the village of Montalcino, in the oldest winemaking part of the area. Castelnuovo dell’Abate: The vineyard is located in the southern sector of Montalcino in front of the Amiata Mountain.
“Troncone’ translates to ‘stump’ and it is the nickname given to Riccardo’s grandfather also after the large tree stump in the middle of this block. From their estate vineyards in Chianti Colli Senesi area. Organically grown.
100% Sangiovese. The grapes are hand-harvested and hand-sorted, fermented without any additives in concrete tanks spending just over two weeks on skins; this adds complexity and a tight, tannic structure. The juice is then racked to Slavonian cask where it rests for 12 months and then an additional six months in concrete.
Aromas of dark cherry and red currant are overlaid by leather, earth and spicy dried herbs. Light to medium bodied the palate has a savoury profile of ripe blood plums, cherries and red currant over dried herbs, earthy cedar and spice. This 2018 Sangiovese rendition brims with character helped by dream growing season. This is mid week drinking perfection!
93 points, James Suckling “The cedary oak adds a spiciness to the dried-cherry and nutmeg overtones. Warming and expansive on the medium-to full-bodied palate, it shows a good play between boldness and purity of fruit. The acidity lifts this on the hearty finish.”
RRP $39 Our Special Price $31.99 when you buy 6 or more
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Italy, Montalcino, Tuscany
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