Podere Le Boncie Le Trame Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy 2018
Giovanna Morganti is quickly becoming recognized as one of the best of the new generation of Tuscan winemakers. Her small estate is a mere three hectares and her only wine is called Le Trame (the intrigues) signifying the wheeling and dealing required to purchase the land.
Giovanna’s father was a legendary oenologist who believed in Tuscan varietals long before the “flying consultants” identified this area as a profit center. Podere Le Boncie is situated in the hamlet of San Felice which itself is located a handful of minutes north of Castelnuovo Berardenga, in the southern tier of the Chianti Classico zone.
When Giovanna’s father gave her a small farm with olive groves, called Le Boncie, she added a vineyard planted with her favorites from the experimental project – Sangiovese, obviously, but also Ciliegiolo, Colorino, Foglia Tonda Mammolo and Prugnolo.
The vineyard, planted to a very high density of 7000 vines per hectare and dedicated principally to Sangiovese (supplemented by a few rows of Foglia Tonda and the others for blending), produces the definitive wine of the estate: Le Trame.
Podere le Boncie is a red natural wine from Tuscany, Central Italy, made from Sangiovese and a small percentage of Tuscan native grapes such as Fogliatonda. Vineyard work is conducted according to the general principles of the biodynamic movement. Harvesting is by hand, fermentation occurs in traditional open-topped wooden tanks, no chemicals used.