| Wine Spectator 90 points (Sep 30 2013)
This ripe red boasts flavors of cherry, cedar and herb matched to a medium-bodied frame. The acidity and tannins are in the correct proportions, offering a lingering finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2015 through 2024. 10,800 cases made. –BS
Rated #80 in Wine Spectator’s 2013 Top 100
|Wine maker notes
|The grapes are picked by hand and harvested
based on their phenolic maturation, using small
crates. In the cellar, they undergo fermentation
in stainless steel vats. After malolactic fermentation,
the wine undergoes elevage mostly in cement vats
until it is blended to be bottled. A small selection of
the wine is matured in barriques for ten months
and then added to the final blend.
Mongrana is the quintessential expression of the
colors, sights and sounds of the Maremma region:
fruity and intense, fresh and embracing, the wine
takes its name – and its character – from that of
the noble family of knights depicted by the Italian
Renaissance poet Ludovico Ariosto in his epic
masterpiece Orlando Furioso (“Mad Orlando”).
Mongrana is bottled and packaged exclusively
in the following formats: 0.750 liter [12 or 6 bottle
cardboard box]; 1.5 liter [1 bottle cardboard box].
Mongrana is produced without using any animal
products or byproducts. It is therefore suitable for
vegans and vegetarians.