2019 Castello dei Rampolla Sangiovese di Santa Lucia

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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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!

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

<P>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.

Region: Tuscany, Italy
Blend: Sangiovese (100%)
ABV: 13.50%
Closure: 750ml
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92 Points - "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)

92 Points - "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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