Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo 2008
Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
A deep ruby color with a bouquet reminiscent of ripe cherries and wild fruits, well-integrated spice and complexity. Harmonious to the palate, and vibrant shows depth and perfect tannic texture.
"Very silky and fine, with currant and berry on the nose and palate. Full-bodied, with a wonderful mouthfeel. Clean,
fresh and direct. Best after 2011."
"The 2008 Crognolo is very pretty in this vintage. A persistent vein of minerality frames dark, jammy fruit in a medium-bodied, impeccably refined style for this property. Over time the wine’s inner perfume emerges, adding scents of roses, violets all things floral. A long, clean finish adds freshness. Crognolo is Sangiovese with a dollop of Merlot. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2016."
The Wine Advocate
"Mostly sangiovese, this includes a small percentage of merlot, the original blend that Carlo Ferrini made from Alerto Morretti's estate northwest of Arezzo. It's light, bright and elegant, the black cherry flavors expanding into the finish. A generous wine on a light frame, this will match a plate of salumi."
Wine & Spirits
Big & Bold
I am a huge Crognolo fan. This vintage is no different. Solid 92 pts.
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