2018 Crognolo Super Tuscan
“Tenuta Sette Ponti lies on historic land in the heart of the Chianti zone at the end of the Via del Monte, known locally as the Via dei Sette Ponti, in a beautiful hidden valley.
“Named for the seven medieval bridges crossing the Arno River on the road from Arezzo to Florence—one of which, the Ponte Buriano, is perceptible in the right far background of Leonardo DaVinci’s Mona Lisa—the estate has a storied history. But it has been the dedication of entrepreneur Antonio Moretti that has transformed the 750-acre estate into a multifaceted farm property that is today one of Tuscany’s most innovative, quality-driven producers of world-class Super Tuscans. Tenuta Sette Ponti’s first release was the 1998 vintage Crognolo, named after a wild bush, Cornus, which grows on the estate.”
Get lots of this and get it fast, because we rarely see this caliber of Super Tuscan at this crazy kinda discount. Summon your inner Italian and host an alfresco Tuscan feast because this powerful blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet simply can’t be denied its shot in the grilling spotlight! Try a pork roast stuffed with garlic and rosemary and wrapped in prosciuitto alongside a grilled new potato and corn salad with plenty of pecorino. Add olive oil carrots with smoked mozzarella and finish with grilled radicchio and fresh olive oil. This wine stands up to it all. So invite your friends and drink like a Tuscan Baron!
“Aromas of currants, flowers and orange blossom follow through to a full body with very fine tannins that are tight and polished. Beautiful length and polish” – James Suckling