CROGNOLO

The first label produced in Tenuta Sette Ponti’s is an elegant wine, Crognolo, which takes its name from a wild bush, the Cornus, which grows in abundance on the estate. It is a fruity wine, emphasized by the rich scent of Sangiovese, which recalls the scent of ripe cherries and elegance of aging in oak.

Denomination
I.G.T.

Production zone
Central Tuscany

Varieties
Predominantly Sangiovese with a small amount of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon

Exposure
Southern

Vineyard planted
1988 - 1993

Elevation
250 metres

Trellis
Spurred cordon

Number of vines per ha
6,666

Soil characteristics
Compact sand and clay

Production per ha
4,500 kilos

Vinification
A controlled-temperature fermentation for 20 days, followed by maceration

Aging
In French oak

Bottle aging prior to release
6 months

Characteristics
Intense ruby red colour is the prelude to a full bouquet of ripe cherry and berries well blended with spicy notes that give class and complexity. Full bodied, well balanced and vibrant on the palate, well rounded tannins and depth.

Suggested serving temperature
16°C

Pairing
Full flavoured meats, game and roasts

CROGNOLO RATINGS

2010

90 pts - The Wine Spectator


2009

89 pts - The Wine Spectator
91 pts - The Wine Advocate
92 pts - James Suckling


2008

92 pts - The Wine Spectator
92 pts - The Wine Advocate
93 pts - James Suckling


2007

93 pts - The Wine Spectator (30° Top 100)
90 pts - The Wine Advocate


2006

92 pts - The Wine Spectator
89 pts - The Wine Advocate


2005

90 pts - The Wine Spectator


2004

91 pts - The Wine Spectator


2003

92 pts - The Wine Spectator


2002

90 pts - The Wine Spectator


2001

92 pts - The Wine Spectator


2000

91 pts - The Wine Spectator


1999

92 pts - The Wine Spectator