Grapes: 100% Sangiovese from the vineyards of Monterinaldi, our farming partner
Harvested: September 2016
Fermentation: Both alcoholic and malolactic in 150 hl lined cement tanks
Ageing: 16 months in the same large cement tanks followed by 9 months in Nomblot unlined cement egg shaped vessel; Porcellanea ceramic and Mittelberger oak barrel
Blend: 60% Nomblot; 20% Porcellanea and 20% Mittelberger
Bottled: 12 April 2019
Released: July 2019 after 3 months in bottle
Partner: Castello di Monterinaldi, Radda in Chianti
60% aged in Nomblot concrete egg, 22% in porcelain amphora and 18% in Mittelberger oak.
Lustrous mid ruby. Very unusual almost exotic red-fruit nose and very minerally, which seems to have been amplified by the egg. Reminds me a little of Poggerino’s concrete-egg Chianti Classico. Liquorice hints, too. Succulent, unpolished cherry fruit and with stalky rustic tannins. A delight.