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2011 Alta Valle Della Greve “80”

Podere Campriano

2011 Alta Valle Della Greve “80” Podere Campriano - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

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Our latest foray into Tuscany has yielded an exciting new collaboration: Podere Campriano, a minuscule family farm on a hill above Greve in Chianti, perfectly embodies the values we seek out in our winemaking partners. With a deep respect for tradition, an emphasis on sustainability, and an enduring quest for an honest expression of place, the Lapini family shows a level of dedication to their craft that results in some of the most special Sangiovese we have tasted.

The “80” bottling, named for the year in which the Lapinis replanted the vineyard, is a declassified Chianti Classico Riserva. In great contrast to the many oaky, alcoholic Super Tuscans, Campriano proposes a ‘Super Tuscan’  based solely on terroir—the family’s finest vineyard site, planted to 100% Sangiovese, and declassified to set it apart from their other wines.

Overlooking the town of Greve below and the Chianti hills in the distance, this half-acre plot sits at altitude on galestro schist and limestone. There is a purity, wildness, and vivid fruit rarely found in Sangiovese. Its sinewy tannins give something to chew on, while an invigorating iron-like minerality lifts the whole to another level. Concentrated and intense yet elegant and refined, the “80” is made for the dinner table and built to last. You’ll want to get acquainted with Podere Campriano to taste a ‘Super Tuscan’  that makes a loud statement about where it comes from. –Anthony Lynch

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • Vintage 2011
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend Sangiovese
  • Appellation IGT Alta Valle della Greve
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • Vineyard 35 years, .18 ha
  • Soil Galestro (Clay and Schist), Limestone
  • Winemaker Elena Lapini, Luca Polga
  • Aging Aged 10-12 months in 4-5 year old oak barrels, then in stainless steel tanks 12-14 months
  • Farming Organic
  • Production 1,500 cases
  • Alcohol 13.5%





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