Podere Le Boncie 2016 'Cinque' Rosso di Toscana IGT
Item Number: 11796
Sub Region: Chianti Classico
Appellation/AVA: Toscana IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): Sangiovese / Colorino / Mammolo / Foglia Tonda / Ciliegiolo
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Vineyard Notes: Podere Le Boncie Cinque Rosso is the little brother of Le Trame. This wine used to only be sold at the winery until Giovanna acquired an exquisite 1.3-hectare vineyard called Chiesa Monti about two miles up the road from her house. The extra grapes enable Cinque Rosso to be sold outside of the winery. The parcel has very rocky limestone soils facing south-southwest in a windy area that is good for the health of the vines—Sangiovese with two rows of Caniolo. The vineyard is in Castelnuovo Berardenga but was never registered as a Chianti Classico vineyard. Since the 2011 vintage, Giovanna has opted out of the Chianti Classico consorzio, labeling both her wines instead as Toscana IGT.
About the Name: Cinque refers to the five grape varieties that make up the wine: Sangiovese, Colorino, Mammolo, Foglia Tonda and Ciliegiolo. The grapes are from younger vines or barrels that don't make the cut for Le Trame. It’s not strictly 5 grapes anymore, but Giovanna says it also refers to being a wine to “keep at hand” (5 fingers). She also notes that grape vines have five leaves and flowers per bunch, that their house address is number 5, and that in Italian school you are graded one to ten, with five not quite passing (like a “D”), so the wine is graded a 5 because it doesn’t make the cut for Le Trame.
Winemaking Notes: Grapes are fermented with native yeast in stainless steel. The wine matures for one year in wooden vats (5-30 hl). A low amount of SO2 is used.