Wine stories. Crognolo IGT Toscana 2018 of the Sette Ponti Estate
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Tenuta Sette Ponti is one of the properties of the Moretti Cuseri family. It was created in the fifties by the architect Alberto Moretti who bought 330 hectares of land from princesses Margherita and Maria Cristina di Savoia, in the Chianti region, between the provinces of Arezzo and Florence.
Its name derives from the number of bridges over the Arno river, seven, which join the banks between the two Tuscan capitals.
330 hectares of which 50 are vineyards, with various soils between sandy and clayey, limestone and the typical galestro, at an altitude ranging from 200 to 300 meters above sea level.
One of the products of Sette Ponti is an Crognolo IGT Toscana which owes its name to a bush, the Cornus, which grows in abundance on the estate. It is a blend of 93% Sangiovese, a touch of Merlot at 7%, and an aging in French oak barriques for 12-14 months.
"Crognolo" Igt Toscana 2018 - 14 % of Tenuta Sette Ponti
The 2018 vintage has a bright ruby red hue, compact, impenetrable, the nose has intense and varied aromas of cherry and black cherry, hints of berries, blackberries and blueberries, a floral composition of red roses and violets, but also, licorice and sweet tobacco, balsamic breath, the taste is rich, structured, with a balanced acid-sapid finish, to be served at 16/18 degrees in large crystal glasses or crystal glass, in combination with great first courses based on meat sauce, stuffed pasta dishes such as tortelli, second courses of meat or game, stewed or barbecued, mature cheeses or in serenity accompanying it with a puf of a great cigar, the Moro, a Tuscan creation, completely handmade with Kentucky tobacco, always remembering that not only in the glass you have a masterpiece of man but you are lucky enough to taste a liquid, dynamic work of art.