Made by Tenuta Sette Ponti, Crognolo is a rich and complex Super Tuscan red made from stony galestro limestone, sand and clay soils. A blend of mostly Sangiovese with a dollop of Merlot, the vines average 30 years and the wine is aged in French oak for 12-18 months. The estate lies in the heart of the Chianti zone, and Crognolo is named for a wild bush, Cornus, that grows on the estate. We tasted the 2009 and were impressed by the wine's concentration and multi-layered style. Thoughts of grilled Tuscan steaks with rosemary potatoes immediately leapt to mind, as this big red will pair beautifully with hearty red meat dishes.
The 2009 Crognolo is a beautiful, fleshy red. Dark black cherries, mint, flowers and minerals are woven together nicely in this fresh, delineated entry-level wine from Sette Ponti. The tannins remain a touch firm, so ideally the Crognolo should be cellared for an additional 6-12 months. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016.
Round and lush, offering black cherry, black currant and violet aromas and flavors. There's adequate acidity, but this is delicious now, with fine length. Sangiovese and Merlot. Best from 2012 through 2020.
in mixed case $31.49