Podere Le Boncie 2016 'Le Trame' Toscana IGT
Item Number: 13335
Sub Region: Chianti Classico
Appellation/AVA: Toscana IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Chalky, rocky soil with chalky clay (albarese), and large deposits of galestro (schist).
Elevation: 300-350 meters
Case Production: 1000
Vineyard Notes: The vineyard lies at an altitude of 300-350 meters; the average vine age is 15 years. Despite never having been certified by the local consortium—and thus being labeled IGT versus Chianti Classico DOCG—this vineyard is centrally located in the Chianti Classico appellation.
Winemaking Notes: The beauty of Sangiovese is revealed here in its most pure form, unencumbered by manipulation of the wine during vinification and elevage and without exposure to new oak. Fermentation occurs in traditional open-topped wooden tanks. The elevage is long and tranquil with an occasional racking implemented to aerate the wine. Aging occurs in neutral, mid-size barrels for 18 months; the wine is then left to age in bottle for at least six months prior to release.
Tasting Notes: The essential character of this wine can best be described as "ferociously elegant." But, what appears to be an oxymoron is, in fact, the reality. There is a gracefulness to this wine, an impeccable balance, that belies the intense concentration reflected in its vigorous, ripe tannins.