2019 Le Ragnaie Toscana Rosso ‘Troncone’
Baby Brunello! This is 100% Sangiovese from the highest vineyards in Montalcino. It spends 6 months in concrete tanks followed by 1 year in oak barrels. Basically Brunello for weeknight pizza prices.
Certified organic farming practices, hand-harvested, and native yeast fermentation.
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Le Ragnaie is known for its elegant, terroir-driven wines that stand out in this Tuscan powerhouse category. The owner and winemaker, Riccardo Campinoti, acquired the property in 2002 and now farms 15.5 ha. The winery extends over 28 hectres in the county of Montalcino which is located in the Province of Siena. The vineyards are divided into three distinct parcels of land throughout Montalcino which allows them to produce three diverse ‘terroirs’ of Brunello:
1. Le Ragnaie: The vineyard is located in the central zone of Montalcino. The vines here enjoy the highest elevation of any vineyard in Montalcino.
2. Petroso: The vineyard is located along the Scarnacuoia road below the village of Montalcino. It is located in one of the oldest wine making zones in the area.
3. Castelnuovo dell’Abate:The vineyard is located in the southern sector of Montalcino in front of the Amiata Mountains.
Making complex, traditional wines from Sangiovese Grosso, Riccardo’s wines exhibit elegance and finesse by farming some of the highest altitude vineyards in Montalcino. All four Brunello wines are fermented in concrete without selected yeast followed by a long maceration up to 90 days and three years in large Slavonian oak barrels. All wines are bottled unfiltered and certified organic in the vineyards and cellar.