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Per Bottle: $79.00
Per case of 6: $474.00
Producer: Andrea Paoletti
Vintage: 2015
Production Area: Tuscany, Italy
Type: Red Wine
Alcohol: 14%
Rancore is my dream. The dream of being able to give something to myself and others. The Chianti hills - at S.Martino a Strada – are the home and birthplace of this wine, which express my desire to search out all the possible interpretations of what vines can give us year after year. In spite of its name, linked to a moment of disillusionment, of the bitterness that life can, at times, present us, this wine shows my wish to live in harmony with the life around us, to seek a symbiosis between knowledge and human insights on the one hand and the secrets and mysteries of nature on the other. Tuscany’s Sangiovese is the variety I love the most and is the major grape presence in Rancore, a wine which uses the many different clones I researched and selected over decades in the vineyards of the region. Merlot accounts for 15% of the blend and provides an international touch. The 5% of Pinot Noir is the irrational essence of the project, and its presence reflects my passion for the grape and its wine. The vineyard was planted in 1997 on a marly, medium-textured, moderately calcareous soil at a vine density of 2800 plants per acre (7000 plants per hectare). The site is in the Chianti hills at an altitude of approximately 650 feet (200 meters) above sea level; the Sangiovese and Merlot enjoy a west-southwestern exposure, while the Pinot Noir faces east and northeastwards. My need to do the work myself, to perform all the vineyard and cellar operations, allows me to determine on my own the final quality of the wine.
Taste: Rancore is firm, focused and graceful
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Vinification: Rancore is a perfect union of its grapes, harvested separately and then blended before the aging in barrels, where the wine evolves for a period ranging from 16 to 24 months. Control of the yield and the ripening of the grapes, in addition to long skin contact during fermentation and then aging in one year old French oak barrels, are the main factors in the creation of the wine’s character and personality

Grape Varieties

Grape %
Sangiovese 80
Merlot 15
Pinot Noir 5