Vigna dell’Impero

Pure Sangiovese from the vineyard of the same name, planted in 1935 by Duke Amedeo of Savoy-Aosta. A prestigious and elegant wine that represents the more historic side of Tenuta Sette Ponti, a testament to the estate’s rich past and of the elegance of the production of top wines. It is produced only in the best vintages, in limited edition and each bottle is numbered. This Sangiovese represents tradition and territory: soils rich in marl, long vinification in large oak barrels, no filtration, and bottle aging make for a wine destined to last over time, just as the vineyard has – a cru vineyard that made history, like the event that gave it its start. Download the Thechnical Sheet.  

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Grape variety


Technical Features

Name of the wine: Vigna dell’Impero
Appellation: Valdarno di Sopra Sangiovese DOC
Harvest year: 2016
Grapes: 100% Sangiovese
Exposure: Southern/Eastern
Age of vines: 80 years, planted in 1935
Altitude: 278 meters above sea level
Training system: Spurred cordon
Plants per hectare: 6,666
Vineyard layout: 3 x 0.50
Soil characteristics: Stony
Production per hectare: 60 hl
Serving temperature: 18-20 °C (64.4-68 °F)


The grapes macerate on the skins for over a month at a controlled temperature.
Aged in large oak barrels for 24 months and at least 12 months in bottle.

Tasting Notes

Intense ruby red with garnet reflections. On the nose it expresses floral undertones, such as violet, which are integrated with tertiary hints of brushwood. On the palate, it shows, balance, great depth, and fine tannins.

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