Podere Le Boncie 'Chiesamonti', IGT Rosso di Toscana, Italy 2021

Podere Le Boncie 'Chiesamonti', IGT Rosso di Toscana, Italy 2021

Podere Le Boncie 'Chiesamonti', IGT Rosso di Toscana, Italy 2021

Giovanna Morganti's father was a renowned oenologist who recognized the potential of Tuscan varietals long before they became trendy among "flying consultants." Podere Le Boncie, located in the hamlet of San Felice just north of Castelnuovo Berardenga in the southern Chianti Classico zone, was his pride and joy.
Following in her father's footsteps, Giovanna pursued a degree in oenology and later worked on a project for San Felice wines in the mid-1980s. The project involved planting around 300 traditional Tuscan grape varieties collected from old vineyards. When her father gifted her with a small farm that had olive groves called Le Boncie, Giovanna added a vineyard with her favorite varietals from the experimental project, including Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo, Colorino, Foglia Tonda, Mammolo, and Prugnolo.

“Chiesamonti” is a 1.3-hectare parcel adjacent to the town of San Felice in Castelnuovo Berardenga, with a stonier soil profile and a lower clay content than Giovanna’s home turf. The vines, now over a decade old, used to be blended into “Cinque” in their younger years, but she now feels they are ready for prime time, and this wine—bottled on its own for the first time in 2018—provides a fascinating counterpoint to “Le Trame”: silkier, higher-toned, and overall prettier, with a more blatant mineral underpinning and less sumptuously fleshy fruit. It spends two years in Stockinger barrels, just like its sister wine, and it comprises nearly entirely Sangiovese, with just a touch of Canaiolo.

Grape: Sangiovese 

Soil: Stony limestone, lower in clay 

Viticulture: Practicing Organic with some biodynamic practices. 

Pairing: Alla chitarra with heirloom tomatoes and fresh-grown basil 

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