Chiara Condello Reserva “Le Lucciole” Sangiovese di Romagna 2019
Tasting Notes: The Chiara Condello Romagna Sangiovese Riserva Le Lucciole speaks to the potential of both the winemaker and the region for producing top-quality Sangiovese. Complex aromatics of pomegranate, raspberry, and cherries mingle with notes of pencil lead, tea leaves and forest floor. The very long, seemingly unending finish has a gentile acidity, supple tannins and a touch of the earthy flavors that are the benchmark of top-quality Sangiovese. Lightning in a bottle!
93-95 Point Eric Guido - Vinous
Estate History: Chiara Condello is a young winemaker located in the town of Predappio in Emilia-Romagna, specifically Romagna. Chiara owns seven hectares of land, 4.8 of which are planted to Sangiovese, and the rest are split between woods and olive trees. Her family also makes wine in Predappio under their own label called Condè, but Chiara works in her own way, with her own vineyards and own cellar. Farming is organic since the beginning, making use of cover crops and the occasional application of horse manure. Her first vintage was 2015, and in short time she’s combined her bright-eyed enthusiasm with a clear vision of what her Sangiovese should be.