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2018 'Baron'Ugo' Toscano IGT Rosso

Case of 6 bottles

Varietals: 90% Sangiovese, 7% Canaiolo, 3% Colorino (organic)

Ageing/Vinification: 45 days maceration, low temperature fermentation in concrete vats with indigenous yeasts. 36 months ageing in 10-30 hL French and Slavonian barrel, 1 month in concrete, 5 months in bottle. No fining or filtration. 

Description:  Pale garnet-red with an intense bouquet of sandalwood, spice and red fruit. Elegant and rich, with incredible complexity. 6,000 bottles produced annually. 

94 Points, Vinous: "The 2018 Baron'Ugo is super impressive. Rich and yet nuanced, Baron'Ugo captures a striking expression of the estate. Dollops of Canaiolo and Colorino add nuance to the Sangiovese. Those complementary varieties work so well in making Baron'Ugo the most distinctive and evocative wine in this range from Monteraponi."

From 2006-2011 this wine was a Chianti Classico Riserva. When the 2012 vintage presented a very light colour and only 12.5% alcohol, the consortium did not grant it the status. Leaving the consortium, Michele has since labeled the Baron'Ugo as an IGT Toscano Rosso and has not applied for a higher designation. 

Visit this wine producer's website to learn more: www.monteraponi.it

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