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2017 Chiara Condello Sangiovese Predappio

Emilia-Romagna, ITALY
$39. 99 Bottle
$479.88 Dozen
Minimum 12 bottles
Cellar: 4 - 5 Years (2025-2026)
ABV: 14%
Closure: Cork
Chiara Condello is a young rising star in Italy producing delicate and finely perfumed Sangiovese wines made according to her deep commitment to organic viticulture and lo-fi winemaking. She grew up in the town of Predappio right near the resort and winery of Condé, owned by her father Francesco. The project under her own name, created with beautifully modern labels, is from a small parcel of land she chose from her father's estate, close to a forest where the vines are deeply rooted in calcareous-clay soil, prime for Sangiovese.
From vines approximately 40 years old, aging takes place for 12 months in one year old 3500 litre Slavonian oak botti. Deep dark red black colour with a dark red hue. Aromas of red to dark currant and red cherry intermix with dusty earth, tobacco and spicy dried herbs. Medium bodied there’s good generosity to the blackcurrant and red cherry fruit yet the overall feel is one of structured elegance. Firm tannins provide the framework with elements of earth, dried herbs and spicy tobacco working their way into the dry grippy finish. Lively acidity with a rustic, tightly would aftertaste.
Cellar 4-5 years.
Alc. 14%

Other Reviews….
Sangiovese from Emilia-Romagna. Cherries, plenty of spice and a little pepper, fresh mint and chamomile. Medium-bodied, a fine dusting of tannin, again a little pepper to season, red berries and cherry, vanilla and floral perfume, supple feel, a pleasing chewiness, cherry and orange peel on a plush finish. All just so. Lovely drink. Drink 2012-2026.
92 points
Gary Walsh – The Wine Front