Le Ragnaie “Troncone” Toscana Rosso 2019
“Troncone” comes from vineyards at the highest point on the Ragnaie estate, which is a stunning, south-facing amphitheater. It is 100% Sangiovese from Montalcino, so think baby Brunello. The wine spends 12 months in large casks and six months in concrete vats before bottling. It is already singing a very high-pitched and harmonious tune. In the glass, it’s a deep garnet red moving to pink at the rim, with a perfumed nose of wild cherries, red currants, juniper berries, and dusty earth. While delicious now, this wine will broaden and soften over the next 3-5 years.
In case you are wondering, the label depicts a traditional bird-catcher’s net. It resembles a spider web, or ragna in Italian, from which Le Ragnaie takes its name.