Product Description: An iridescent ruby red colour, an elegant nose exuding deep dark blackberry and blueberry scents, entwined with sweet spice and floral notes of lavender and rose. It has a sumptuous palate filled with blackberry, black cherry, a perky acidity, tart lilypilly and powdery black tea leaf-like tannins.
Producer: Torre a Cona
Region: Rignano sull'Arno, Tuscany
Grape: Sangiovese, Colorino
Alcohol (%): 13.5%
Producer Info: Torre a Cona wine estate stands atop the Florence hills, only 10 kilometres from the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Owned by the Rossi di Montelera family, the 18th-century villa looms over the surrounding Chianti vineyards and olive groves. It is one of the great historic estates in the heart of Chianti, dating back to 1066 AD and was restored over the course of centuries.
Ludovica, Leonardo and Niccolò, the owners and descendants of the Rossi di Montelera family who brought the estate back to life from Second World War ruin, now oversee the 20-hectare vineyards and epicurean estate. A combination of favourable factors contributes to the Torre a Cona wines’ lustre – the vines, planted between 300 and 410 meters above sea level, grow on limestone-dominant soils locally known as Alberese, and their varying aspects impart sublime qualities to each wine.
Vineyard management and winemaking practices focus on accentuating the varietal character of the fruit. The resulting wines are supple, elegantly balanced, and extremely long-lived. The Torre a Cona vineyards present unique characteristics allowing the production of international and especially native varieties.