2019 Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo (Super Tuscan)
2019 Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo (Super Tuscan), Blend from Tuscany, Italy
“Sweet berries, flowers and cedar on the nose. Some leather, too. It’s medium-to full-bodied with lightly chewy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Shows tension and brightness. Excellent structure. Drinkable now, but better in 2023.” July 2021 Suckling
Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo is a bright ruby red color. Complex with a prevalence of small red fruits and floral notes. The body is beautifully balanced with a long finish. Winemaker
The house of Tenuta Sette Ponti is famous for rich, round, opulent Super Tuscans, and some of the most undervalued in all of Italy. Their flagship, Oreno, is one of Tuscany’s crown jewels, always receiving massive press, and if you can get your hands on it starts around $80 a bottle. They also make arguably the best value under $30 in the entire region. Their 2019 Sette Ponti Crognolo is superb, a crowd pleaser, delicious drinking over the winter months with a huge 94pts by Suckling who calls the wine a ‘beauty’. With a 46% savings below regular retail I strongly recommend!
Some of the greatest red wines of our time to come out of Italy are from Antonio Moretti’s Sette Ponti Estate in Tuscany, which lies almost hidden on historic land in the heart of the Chianti-zone. Named for the seven medieval bridges crossing the Arno River on the road from Arezzo to Florence the estate has a storied history. But it has been the dedication and savvy of luxury goods entrepreneur Antonio Moretti that has transformed the 750-acre estate into a multi-faceted property that is today one of Tuscany’s most innovative, quality-driven producers of world-class Super Tuscans!
The savvy Moretti, upon acquiring the estate, was on a mission when he hired consulting winemaker, Carlo Ferrini (pictured), possibly the greatest winemaker in Tuscany today and whose clients include Tuscany’s finest wines: Casanova di Neri Brunello, Fonterutoli, La Massa, Brancaia, Brolio, Petrolo, Sapio, Terriccio and San Fabiano Calcinaia. He also had his close friend, the legendary Piero Antinori help him select and revitalize his vineyards. Sette Ponti’s Crognolo is one of Italy’s greatest values and this is a definite case