Wine Type: Red Wine
Grape Variety: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2022
Serving Temperature: 16 °C
Alcohol Level: 14.50%
2017 was a one-of-a-kind vintage. A tremendously hot August almost fully ripened the fruit, but two days of needed rain came in early September and cooled temperatures. A long harvest began earlier than usual and created a complex blend of Sangiovese. Legendary small yields for the 2017 vintage produced intense, concentrated, and powerful wines with vibrant acidity, despite such a warm year. The aromas are dominated by ripe raspberry fruit and candied apples, followed by floral notes and nutmeg. The powerful nose gives way to an elegant balance of expressive fruit. The palate follows with tart cherry pie, red licorice, and sweet tobacco. A long finish shows hints of cedar and cypress. It will be extraordinary to experience this wine’s evolution in the cellar and it is expected to age gracefully
- Deep red color
- Aromas are dominated by ripe raspberry fruit and candied apples, followed by floral notes and nutmeg.
- The palate follows with tart cherry pie, red licorice, and sweet tobacco. A long finish shows hints of cedar and cypress.
- Roast Chicken
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.