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Sangiovese, 'Ciparisso', La Fralluca, Suvereto 2011

 
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Type: Red
Producer: La fralluca
Grape: Sangiovese
Bottle Size: 75cl
Vintage: 2011
Body: Light to medium bodied
Sweetness: Dry
Organic

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One of our absolute favourites - so Brunello esque. The 2009 was featured as Matthew Jukes' wine of the week in 2015, and the 2011 may be even better.


Tasting Notes

Made by Francesco and Luca (Fralluca) who met working in the fashion industry in Milan. Throwing the designer towel in, they moved to Suvereto and fell in love with the totally astonishing vineyards where this wine comes from. 120 metres above sea level, on granite and limestone soils. "The wines are the mirror of our beautiful terroir and how we are" says Luca."We always work to maintain the imprint that the nature and our lands give to the grapes, simple, easy and straight. This is the only way for us to have true wines."


Press Note:

Matthew Jukes, Moneyweek on the 2009: "I would have guessed it was a £50-plus creation from a truly noble region if it were served blind."


Robin's Note:

A beautiful coastal expression of Sangiovese, as opposed to the higher altitude of the Chianti hills in-land, which tend to be leaner and more acidic. So this is more generous and fruity, but along with that come complexity and beauty. Medium to full bodied but quite elegant and not heavy. It's quite a lot like some Sangiovese from Brunello di Montalcino, but again more expresive than many, and less expensive. It comes from Suvereto, south of Bolgheri and Pisa.

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