2018 Le Ragnaie 'Troncone' Toscana RossoLe Ragnaie
Producer: Riccardo Campinoti
Grape: 100% Sangiovese
Region: Montalcino, Tuscany
Zone: Toscana Rosso IGT
Producer Info: Le Ragnaie is a breath of fresh air in Montalcino. Riccardo and Jennifer Campinoti purchased the property with a mix of old vines and younger plantings in 1991. The estate spreads across 42 acres, 12 acres of which are in the zone where the cellars are based, Le Ragnaie itself.
Tasting note: Aromas of dark cherry and red currant are overlaid by leather, earth and spicy dried herbs. Light to medium bodied the palate has a savoury profile of ripe red cherries and red currant over dried herbs, earthy cedar and spice.
Growing System: Guyot
Soil Composition: Sandstone & limestone with fractured clay
Production: The grapes are hand-harvested and hand-sorted, fermented without any additives in concrete tanks spending just over two weeks on skins; this adds complexity and a tight, tannic structure. The juice is then racked to Slavonian cask where it rests for 12 months and then an additional six months in concrete.
Alcohol (%) 13.5%