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2019 Castello dei Rampolla Sangiovese di Santa Lucia

Tuscany, Italy

A superbly lifted and vibrant wine. Made in amphora and without sulphur this is a natural take on Sangiovese from historically conventional Chianti.

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About The Wine

Sangiovese di Santa Lucia is 100% Sangiovese raised in amphora and bottled without sulphur. It’s a characterful wine that leaps from the glass with wild flowers, herbs, and berries. There is a juicy immediacy to the fruit and the energy is contagious, primary without being simple.

Are the notes of dusty red clay purely a trick of the mind? Who knows, and frankly, when a wine is this glorious, who cares? Drink this one whilst you cellar your Chianti Classico!

About Castello Dei Rampolla

Castello dei Rampolla is a 100-acre estate in Santa Lucia in Faulle, in the valley of the “Conca d’Oro”, south of Panzano in Chianti. According to Christian and Orthodox tradition it bears the name of a Saint who came there around the time of the winter solstice, so as to bring light and life to the Earth.

It has been owned by the Di Napoli Rampolla family since the beginning of the 18th century. They have cultivated their vineyards biodynamically since 1994 and strive to produce great wines that reflect the philosophy of the winery and the place they come from.

Spectacular Castello dei Rampolla
Spectacular Castello dei Rampolla
Chianti, Italy
Additional Info

From The Producer

Sangiovese is a dry red table wine produced from 100% Sangiovese grapes.

The harvest is done manually and after a careful selection of the best grapes, they are crushed lightly. Fermentation occurs entirely in terracotta amphorae and lasts 7 days, while maceration lasts around four weeks. During the winter, sediment is allowed to fall to the bottom naturally, due to the cold. Once completed, the wine is decanted twice before being bottled.

The wine is aged for 16 months in terracotta, then another six months in the bottle. The average production is 1500 – 2000 bottles.

Blend : Sangiovese (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

White wine in egg fermenter
White wine in egg fermenter
Chianti, Italy
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

92Points
Wine Advocate

"Flaunting its purity and unmistakable primary intensity, the Castello dei Rampolla 2019 Sangiovese di S. Lucia gives us all a little lesson in Sangiovese. If you look at the textbooks, this mighty Tuscan grape is often said to be redolent of wild berries, soil, rusty nail and blue flower. Low and behold, those are precisely the aromas you get. This vintage hits the nail squarely on the head and delivers a classic portrait. Earthy aromas of red brick and clay play a leading role. Indeed, the wine is fermented on the skins in amphorae."- Monica Larner (The Wine Advocate)

92Points
Vinous

"The 2019 Sangiovese di Santa Lucia is Rampolla's red done in amphora, with no SO2. Bright, punchy and full of character, the Sangiovese is a wine of notable personality, I would prefer to drink it sooner rather than later, while the fruit remains vibrant. Sweet floral, spice and game notes, along with that touch of reduction wines in amphora show, add to its personality."- Antonio Galloni (Vinous)

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