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Le Ragnaie Miscelone 2018

Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, ItalyThis is the first year Le Ragnaie has produced this "Miscellaneous wine", though blending red and white grapes is certainly part of the traditional Chianti 'recipe'. Miscelone is 60% red grapes (sangiovese and canaiolo) and 40% white grapes (malvasia and trebbiano), sourced from the same vineyard, coharvested and cofermented in concrete, and then aged for 6 months in concrete. This chillable, non-intervention red opens with a wall of reduction that quickly blows off into red cherry, liquorice, leather, and an ample wash of sea salts. Tannins are sandpaper fine and acidity is nervous to a taut, brisk finish. Charmer; chill and drink now and over short term.Tasted: 13 July 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 37.95 consignment Producer: Azienda Agricola Le RagnaieDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
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Blend: Sangiovese - Canaiolo Nero - Malvasia - Trebbiano