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Monteraponi 'Trebbiano' Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT 2020

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Founded in 1974, Monteraponi is managed by Michele Braganti, a young businessman with clear ideas and strong personality. Over the past decade, he has significantly shaken the balance of power in Chianti Classico. The Monteraponi village is a 200-hectare medieval hamlet, once home to Baron Ugo, the Marquis of Tuscany in the tenth century. It was purchased by the Braganti’s father in the 70s but his father did not commercialize his wines. Nestled amongst dark forests and silver olive trees, four native varieties are cultivated organically across 12 hectares of vineyards, many of which are farmed by hand due to the steep incline. Monteraponi wines are now fine examples of the Radda style: tightly acidic, slightly floral, laced with minerals and exuding elegance. Braganti loves Burgundy and certain wines of Piedmont, and seeks to make something similar at his estate. The resulting wines maintain a strong sense of personality, akin to that of their guardian, boasting equal parts tradition, character and allure.

2010 was the first vintage produced of Trebbiano. Michele wanted to try to make a white wine in a place only known for reds. His Trebbiano vines are now over 50 years old. Once fermentation starts he presses and put everything into Burgundy barrels. 50% of the barrels were new Francois Freres Burgundy barrels toasted by steam (not fire) and 50% were second use barrels. Batonnage was done to introduce a textural element. This wine has a strong following among its fans (i.e., those who can get their hands on it!)

 

Producer: Monteraponi

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Varietal: Trebbiano

Appellation: Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT

Vintage: 2020

Size: 750ml

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