Podere Le Boncie Chiesamonti Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy 2020
VINTAGE : 2020
COUNTRY : Italy
REGION/APPELLATION : Italy, Tuscany
VARIETALS : Sangiovese
"The 2020 Chiesamonti is another super-intriguing wine from Le Boncie. Compared to Le Trame, Chiesamonti shows a bit more muscle, while the tannins are marked by an incisive quality that is impossible to miss. Here, too, the purity of the flavors is unmistakable. Dark red cherry, tobacco, incense, grilled herbs, menthol, orange peel and spice all come alive in this striking Sangiovese." Galloni 94
Tasting Notes: Chiesamonti is a 1.3-hectare parcel adjacent to the town of San Felice in Castelnuovo Berardenga, with a stonier soil profile and a lower clay content than Giovanna’s home turf. The vines, now over a decade old, used to be blended into “Cinque” in their younger years, but she now feels they are ready for prime time, and this wine—bottled on its own for the first time in 2018—provides a fascinating counterpoint to “Le Trame”: silkier, higher-toned, and overall prettier, with a more blatant mineral underpinning and less sumptuously fleshy fruit. It spends two years in Stockinger barrels, just like its sister wine, and it comprises nearly entirely Sangiovese, with just a touch of Canaiolo.
Estate History: Giovanna Morganti is an Oenologist/winemaker who began planting indigenous Tuscan varietals in the early 80’s and is the proud owner of the estate Podere Le Boncie. With the support of her father, Giovanna managed to begin the production of her wines in a small olive farm in Siena in the province of San Felice minutes away from the Chianti Classico zone. She now produces three wines, Chiesamonti, Le Trame and Cinque. She also does everything on her farm by hand with the help of her family and with biodynamic practices.