Chiara Condello 'Le Lucciole' Romagna Sangiovese Predappio Riserva, Italy 2018
Chiara Condello is a young winemaker located in the town of Predappio in Emilia-Romagna, specifically Romagna. She owns seven hectares of land, 4.8 of which are planted to Sangiovese, and the rest are split between woods and olive trees. The grapes were partially destemmed; those that were destemmed were left whole-berry without crushing keeping the freshness of the grape, followed by aging in used Slavonian oak botti for two years and a year in bottle before release. This is an incredible Sangiovese, layered with dark fruit, earth & robust tannin.
Pairing: Lamb shoulder
Soil: Sedimentary soil called spungone, which is relatively young (three million years old, from the Pliocene epoch). It contains abundant, intact shells of marine life.
Viticulture : Organic since day one