Wine Type: Red Wine
Grape Variety: 85
Aging Potential: Drink now
Serving Temperature: 16 °C
Alcohol Level : 14.50%
The 2019 vintage had a late start. A cold winter with bountiful rain allowed the vines to sleep and for the ground water to be replenished. The cold weather carried through into spring, resulting in some rain in May that posed a challenge for flowering. The summer welcomed us with pleasant temperatures that heated up in August but were moderated by strategic rain. Fall consisted of beautiful warm days and cool nights, allowing for perfect ripening balance. Harvest began on September 14th with Merlot and ended on October 23rd with Sangiovese
- Deep ruby
- aromas of black cherry, orange peel, and subtle notes of cedar.
- The entrance to the palate is bright and invigorating – as one would expect a Chianti Classico to be – then slowly softens; revealing flavors of red raspberries with the earthy signature of Sangiovese. The finish concludes with spice notes of white pepper with hints of mint and licorice.
Growing up in New York City, Lawrence Cronin was always aware of his Italian heritage. His mother’s family goes back hundreds of years in the small town of Castellammare del Golfo, a picturesque fishing village on the northwest coast of Sicily. Visits to the old country during his youth made the relocation relatively seamless years later when Lawrence moved to Tuscany to make wine at Arceno.
Lawrence began his professional winemaking career in 1995 at Edmeades Winery in the Anderson Valley region of California’s rugged Mendocino County. Prior to joining Tenuta di Arceno, Lawrence also worked at a number of other prominent wineries worldwide including Firriatto in Sicily, Cloudy Bay in New Zealand, Cape Mentelle in Australia and Calina in Chile.
Lawrence was hired as the winemaker for Tenuta di Arceno in 2002. With guidance from Vigneron Pierre Seillan, he has helped elevate this historic estate into the upper tier of Tuscan producers.