Rosso Toscana "Le Trame," Le Boncie
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Rosso Toscana "Le Trame," Le Boncie - 2017

Item # 16497 750mL
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Grape Variety

Production Methods




Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.

Tasting Notes

One of our latest additions to the Chianti Classico bin. It should really fall under the sub-section of "Supremely Elegant Chianti Classico," but we realize that this will confuse some. What's most straightforward about this is the pristine red fruit on the palate that's both lithe and focused at the same time.

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Staff Pick Notes

This is perhaps one of the best examples of Sangiovese you can find: Giovanna Morganti makes only one wine, “Le Trame,” and she makes it very, very well. She has fought with the DOC to create a classification of Chianti that reflects the land where it was grown. This struggle with and love of terrior is exactly what you’ll find in this bottle. Its nose is fresh with grassy red fruit and wet earth; its palate is elegant, structured and dark with velvety tannins. Be sure to decant this wine a good hour or two before enjoying it. This deep and complex wine is an absolute treasure and will only get better with age.


About the Producer

Giovanna Morganti Castelnuevo Berardenga Chianti, Tuscany, Italy Giovanna Morganti is a full supporter of the Biodynamic movement in Italy. In the early 2000s, along with luminaries Paolo Bea, Stanko Radikon, Edi Kante, and Giuseppe Rinaldi, she desired change in the Italian DOC system. These growers refused to conform to the industrial standards they believed were eroding the distinctiveness of...

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