2014 Le Ragnaie ‘Troncone’ Toscana IGT

100% Sangiovese Grosso from 13 year old vines in a vineyard that lies above the 600 meter line, the ceiling to be declared Brunello. In addition, for the second time in 8 vintages their submission was deemed too light in color to be called Chianti Colli Senesi(not that that is even all that prestigious). Frustrated by Italian bureaucracy, the proprietors of this vineyard said F the Man and  decided to name this cuvee after what everyone in town called their grandfather, “Trancone”. Google it! The wine was aged 12 months in 25hL(660 gallon) Slavonian botti followed by six months in concrete. They produced 1000 cases of Trancone this vintage.
This pretty but muscular red has a nose of medium+ intensity, of black tea, dried orange peel, wild tarragon, sour cherry, cranberry, framed by pure Italian chalky soil. On the palate, medium bodied, dry, layered and complex, nice acidity, certainly more going on than your average Rosso di Montalcino(for the price of your average Rosso di Montalcino), with good tannic structure, and good length to the finish. This will evolve and be fun to show off with some age on it, think sweet spot 2010-2012.

$22 per 750ml bottle…Click Me!

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