Le Lucciole Riserva, Chiara Condello
Chiara Condello continues a long family legacy of winemaking in Predappio, a small town in the south of Emilia Romagna. To this day, her parents produce wine under their own label but Chiara decided to pursue her own project as she developed her ideas and winemaking philosophies.
Chiara owns nearly 5ha of vineyards planted to Sangiovese, a variety that has a long history in Emilia Romagna Inspired by the late Tuscan legend Giulio Gambelli, Chiara's work in the cellar includes open-top fermenters with extended maceration - whole clusters when ripeness permits - and a preference for ageing in large neutral vessels. The result translates into complex, layered wines with high-toned aromatics.
Producer Chiara Condello
Viticulture & Winemaking Le Lucciole comes from a small 0.8 ha parcel planted on clay-limestone soils rich in spungone. The open-top wooden fermenters, long maceration and extended elevage in Slavonian oak make for an incredibly elegant and refined expression of Sangiovese.
Region Emilia Romagna, Italy