2016 Sette Ponti Crognolo Proprietary Red Wine
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • JS 95
  • WS 92
  • VN 91

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$27.94

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ETA: May. 2019

Reg: $32.94

$27.94

In Stock: 24+ btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: May. 2019

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JS 95
jamessuckling.com, September 2018
Aromas of rosewood, cherries and blueberries follow through to a full body, tight and focused tannins and a long and flavorful finish. This is linear and bright. The tannins are wonderfully polished and poised. Hard not... Aromas of rosewood, cherries and blueberries follow through to a full body, tight and focused tannins and a long and flavorful finish. This is linear and bright. The tannins are wonderfully polished and poised. Hard not to drink now, but it will improve beautifully in the bottle. A blend of mostly sangiovese with a touch of merlot. Drink or hold.
WS 92
Wine Spectator, October 2018
Bright, bursting with black cherry, plum, leather, menthol and spice flavors. Smooth and harmonious, with fine grip on the earth- and mineral-tinged finish. Sangiovese and Merlot. Drink now through 2028. – BS
VN 91
Vinous, March 2019
Sette Ponti's 2016 Crognolo is plump, juicy and radiant, all qualities that make it easy to drink upon release. Succulent red cherry, kirsch, tobacco and dried flowers flesh out in an effortless, unfussy wine that offers... Sette Ponti's 2016 Crognolo is plump, juicy and radiant, all qualities that make it easy to drink upon release. Succulent red cherry, kirsch, tobacco and dried flowers flesh out in an effortless, unfussy wine that offers tons of immediacy and pleasure. -- Antonio Galloni
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2016
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

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.