First made in 1998, it takes its name from a wild plant that grows abundantly on the estate, Cornelian cherry or cornus mas. This wine strongly represents the vision of its creator, with an eye to the valorization of the territory and to innovation achieved through traditions that evolve. The base of the wine is Sangiovese – from clones from the oldest vineyard on the estate, Vigna dell’Impero, which was planted by Amedeo, Duke of Savoy-Aosta in 1935. This historic variety was grafted in vineyards with stony soils rich in marl. We carefully select the best Sangiovese grapes, which make up more than 90% of the wine. We add a small quantity of Merlot, which gives smoothness, immediacy, and color to the wine. Download the Technical Sheet.

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Grape variety


Technical features

Wine Name: Crognolo
Appellation: Toscana IGT
Harvest year: 2019
Production area: Central Tuscany
Grapes: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot
Exposure: Southern
Age of the vineyards: From 30 to 35 years
Altitude: 250 meters above sea level
Training system: Spurred cordon
Vineyard layout: 2 meters x 0.75 meters
Production per hectare: 70-80 quintals
ABV: 14%
Serving temperature: 18 °C (64.4 °F)


Maceration and fermentation at a controlled temperature for 20 days.
Aged in used French oak barrique and in bottle for 6 months.

Tasting Notes

The intense ruby red color is a prelude to ample aromas of ripe cherries and wild berries, well blended with spicy notes that give the wine class and complexity.
Round, distinctly harmonious and vibrant on the palate, it shows depth and perfect tannins.

James Suckling:
Daniele Cernilli:
94/100 Italy
Gambero Rosso​:
Tre bicchieri Italy