Sette Ponti or "seven bridges," refers to 7 bridges crossing Arno River on road from Arezzo to Florence. Blend of 50% Merlot, 40% Cab Sauv & 10% Petit Verdot, aged 18 months, new French oak. Had ‘14 while ago, now opening nicely. Dark Ruby with pronounced aromas of dark fruits, cigar box & earthy notes, touch of citrus. Flavors of cherry & plum with tobacco & spice. Fine chewy tannins, long finish ending with tobacco & mineral spice as the finish builds. Nice! Will continue to age! — a month ago
2016: 50% Merlot Super Tuscan/Bordeaux blend with inky texture and highly concentrated mouth feel. After 3 hours the purple and blue fruit overtakes the (largely oak?) tannins and 15% alcohol and the wine really shows its thickness. Maybe a bit of a fruit bomb at this stage but menthol and a hint of leather keep some balance. Could be a star in 2-3 years. $60-65? — a month ago
Estate of Sette Ponti lies in the heart of the Chianti zone, 15 miles northwest of the city of Arezzo, past the village of San Giustino Valdarno. Crognolo, aged in French Allier barriques, deep Ruby with red fruit aromas and floral notes. On the palate blackberry and sweet cherry flavors, blossom notes, spice and fine dusty tannins. Good balance, long finish ending with some oak and mineral tones. Nice! Aging well, recommend decant for an hour first. — 5 months ago
Verdeca grape, puglia as never taste before. Unique! Nose and taste is full with mineral notes, subtle but very present and overwhelming pine tree notes, like walking through pine tree forests in 30 degree celsius Summer days. So fruity and herbal notes very present, too. Unbelievable and complex — 4 days ago
Flavorful had with pasta at oca pastificio. Repeat list. — 5 days ago
Memorable Chianti recommended at Gallo Nero. Nice cherry fruit, depth and complexity. — 9 months ago
Look for this again … perfect Friday night after a looooong week — 2 hours ago
A humble sparkler with lots to appreciate. So pretty in the glass. Flavors that linger around for a bit. Bone dry, full of fruit.
The bitter interesting sides of fruit we don’t think about too often.
Think thick white bitter pith of ruby red grapefruit. Dry, tart, sour raspberry funk, green strawberry. — 3 months ago