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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Monteraponi

Region:

Italy

Appellation:

Chianti Classico

Grape Blend:

Sangiovese | Canaiolo | Colorino

Baron d'Ugo, IGT, 2013

6x75cl £260.00

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1x150cl £85.00

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Tasting Note:

A disarming mix of ripe wild strawberry fruit mixed with cooler, more grounded notes of chalk, mineral and stone. At once mouthwatering and sumptuous. Open and lushly-fruited yet serious and complex with a fine, echoing finish. The same blend and the same vinification as Campitello (90% Sangiovese, 7% Canaiolo and 3% Colorino) yet such a different wine. At 570 meters above sea level this South East-facing vineyard is the highest on the Monteraponi estate, indeed one of the very highest in Chianti Classico. The soils are intensely rocky and poor - this is pure hard limestone, known locally as Albarese. In the very best vintages the juice from the Baron d’Ugo vineyard is fermented separately and aged in large French and Slavonian oak casks for 36 months.

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