"In my wines I seek the authentic expression of my land, its history, its soul. I imagine a bright pure wine, that is born from the unrepeatable conditions of the vintage and of its terroir of origin. To reach that, I have decided to work in a simple way, following the dictates of organic viticulture and handcrafted winery management." There are no better ways to explain this incredible wine than by using the words of Chiara Condello herself.
Practicing organic viticulture, Le Lucciole is Chiara's Riserva. It's 100% Sangiovese sourced from a parcel of 0.8 hectares planted at a density of 5,500 vines per hectare, 250m above sea level. The vines are 20 years old.
Only one case available.
||Ragù tagliatelle, gnocco fritto and prosciutto, antipasto, pizza
||"Pure silk release tart cherries brought to life by vibrant acids, as saline-minerals saturate the senses and hints of fine tannin add balance. The finish is long, displaying mineral laden bright red fruits, kept in motion by lingering acids, while hints of fine tannin persist in this classically structured Sangiovese". Eric Guido, Vinous, March 2020
||"Remarkably fresh and cool-toned expression, displaying dusty ripe cherry, smoke and sweet red florals, grounded by a hint of animal muskiness". Eric Guido, Vinous, March 2020
||Picked by hand with strict selection usually by the end of September/early October. The grapes are partially de-stemmed. Those that are destemmed are left whole-berry without crushing. Natural fermentation in large open wood vats and tonneaux, without temperature control. 45 days maceration
||Ageing in used Slavonian 35hL oak botti for two years and a year in the bottle before releasing.
Please note. Our wine selection is dispatched from a different warehouse than the rest of the range. We will inform you of the tracking number of the bottle as soon as this becomes available.
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