Sangiovese, 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 Sustainable. Manual harvests, fermentation carried out by indigenous yeast, vinification in oak cask and stainless steel vats. Maceration is then carried out for 15-25 day,/. ageing in Slovenian oak cask and stainless steel vats. Bottled unfiltered
Region Emilia Romagna, Italy
Tasting Notes Rich and complex, but not overpowering. Beautiful balance between acidity and silky tannins on the palate. The nose is fruit-forward with hints of vanilla, cocoa and tobacco.