Monteraponi enclave is cited, since the 10th century, by historical sources which report, among other things, that the “Poggio Monteraponi” belonged to Ugo di Brandenburgo, the historic Governor of Tuscany. Exactly to Baron Ugo is dedicated this wine, emblem of the cellar production, which until 2014 had been awarded with the appellation of Chianti Classico Riserva. Today Baron’Ugo has taken the most extensive term of “Rosso Toscana IGT” although its grapes are still those of the historic and homonymous vineyard, located 570 meters above sea level.
After a careful hand-picking, the grapes are manually selected in the cellar, before being subjected to spontaneous fermentation, without temperature control or inoculation of exogenous yeasts. The must rests for a month on the skins, with daily manual replacements, performing malolactic fermentation, before ageing for 36 months in large barrels, 3 months in concrete and 6 final months in bottle.
This 2015, in the glass, has a ruby red color with a garnet edge, with a not excessive consistency which suggests that it is a wine played more on elegance than on the full body. The smell validates this idea with aromas which, once welded the presence of the Holy Trinity of Sangiovese (cherry, rose petal and dehydrated violet), range on nobler tones of leather, humus, medicinal herbs, tobacco and vinyl, graphite and wax. The mouthfeel is very elegant, with silky tannins that dry the mouth together with the citrousy acidity, followed by empyrheumatic tones which lead to a fresh and snappy closure.
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