This is a wine that will please the ‘super Tuscan’ fan as well as a more traditional Tuscan wine drinker. For as big as the wine is and with the presence of ‘international’ varietals, there is still a quintessential Sangiovese tone to this wine.
It is a gorgeous, fruit-driven wine with superb depth in its plums, dark cherries, herbs and sweet toasted oak. It offers terrific balance in its fruit, structure and acidity, all of which come together in a very pretty and yet powerful package.
- Region: Tuscany IGT
- Varietal: 60% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Vintage: 2008
- Vineyard: La Madonna Vineyard
- Yield: 2.4 tons per acre
- Soil Type: Light Brown Clay
- Oak: 14 months in French tonneau (20% new)
- Production: 1,600 cases
Aside from perhaps Bordeaux, Napa Valley and Champagne, no other province in the world is as revered as that of the area in and around Siena in the hills of Tuscany. A multitude of macro and meso climates abound with many different exposures. Here Sangiovese masquerades in many costumes as a jovial jester in Chianti Colli Senesi with its approachable... Learn More »
Madonna Nera was born out of passion. Famed Siena restaurateur, Michele Incarnato and Tuscan superstar winemaker Carlo Ferrini found a tremendous plot of land on the towering slopes of Montalcino for which to build this vision. Carlo is very well known in the wine circles of Tuscany for his work with: Casanova di Neri, Brancaia, Le Corti, La Massa and Castello di Brolio. Learn More »
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