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Tenuta di Carleone, 'Il Guercio' Toscana Rosso 2019
Italy / Red

Tenuta di Carleone, 'Il Guercio' Toscana Rosso 2019

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Earth

Acid

Body

Tannins

Tenuta Carleone di Castiglioni was first mentioned in the year 1078 when monks first founded it in Chianti, named for the village of Castiglioni meaning “small castle.” The property is a romantic vision of wooded hills, rivers, and fertile plains. Nestled in between the hills are the Sangiovese vines and olive trees. Though the property was farmed for hundreds of years, it did not become the winery of Tenuta di Carleone until 2012. Karl Egger and Sean O’Callaghan both operate the winery with a clear vision, even though Sean is nicknamed “Il Guercio” (meaning one-eyed rascal.) They create Sangiovese in a classic way, though with Sean’s twist using organic and biodynamic practices. Nothing is added to the wine, grappa, or cold-pressed olive oils. Keep a look out for their other Sangiovese expressions, ‘Uno,’ Chianti Classico, and grappa.

This is Sangiovese from a single vineyard in the Chianti region without the Chianti designation. The grapes are harvested late due to the high elevation and the wine is aged in cement tanks. This is a standout wine for the region due to its winemaking and rigorous sustainability practices.

Country
Italy
Sub-Region
Toscana Rosso
Region
Tuscany
Varieties
Sangiovese
Farming
Biodynamic
Soil
Limestone and sandstone
Winemaking
4 month maceration, fermented and aged in cement tanks with 20% whole bunches.