2009 Sette Ponti Crognolo Proprietary Red Wine
Proprietary Blend - 750ML

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  • WA 91

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JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, December 2011
Silky and fruity with milk chocolate and berries. Full-bodied chewy yet polished and balanced. Give this two to three years of bottle age.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2011
The 2009 Crognolo is a beautiful fleshy red. Dark black cherries mint flowers and minerals are woven together nicely in this fresh delineated entry-level wine from Sette Ponti. The tannins remain a touch firm so ideally... The 2009 Crognolo is a beautiful fleshy red. Dark black cherries mint flowers and minerals are woven together nicely in this fresh delineated entry-level wine from Sette Ponti. The tannins remain a touch firm so ideally the Crognolo should be cellared for an additional 6-12 months. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016. -AG
JJB 90
Neil Mechanic - JJ Buckley, February 2012
The elegance of the vintage really shines in this release. Already quite expressive lovely notes of cedar sandalwood and nutmeg are evident on the nose. Medium in body the palate emphasizes flavors of dried cranberry and... The elegance of the vintage really shines in this release. Already quite expressive lovely notes of cedar sandalwood and nutmeg are evident on the nose. Medium in body the palate emphasizes flavors of dried cranberry and cherry with a hint of pomegranate seed. Youthful yet polished tannins and a silky texture make this perfect for early enjoyment or cellar for 3-5 years to allow further development.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2009

Label

Crognolo, the first label produced at Tenuta Sette Ponti, is an elegant wine named after a wild bush, Cornus, that grows abundantly on the estate. It is made predominantly from Sangiovese, a traditional Tuscan variety that produces elegant and age-worthy wines, with a small amount of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Crognolo unites the class of Sangiovese with the complexity bestowed by oak aging.

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

Winery

Sette Ponti

Tenuta Sette Ponti sits in the land of Sangiovese and Chianti, not far from the historic town of Arezzo. The estate received its name from Antonio F. Moretti, who wanted to pay homage to the so-called Road Sette Ponti (Seven Bridges), which connects the banks of the River Arno between Florence and Arezzo.

Tenuta Sette Ponti holds 330 hectares of land, of which more than 50 are planted with vineyards—tended entirely without mechanization. Included are Sangiovese, but also some great "internationals", such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and a small selection of other varieties. The soil composition has a heterogeneous structure, well combined between clay, sand, limestone, and typical Chianti stone Galestro.

The grapes undergo a “one by one” manual selection when they arrive in the cellars. An open vat fermentation is preferred along with a gentle pressing to get the best aroma from the grapes without bitterness or excessive drying.