Chiara Condello Riserva Le Lucciole 2016

Chiara Condello Riserva Le Lucciole 2016

Collector Rose Red City Sangiovese 750mL

Collector Rose Red City Sangiovese 750mL

Chiara Condello Riserva Le Lucciole 2016

Chiara Condello Riserva Le Lucciole 2016

A young rising star in Italy producing special Sangiovese wines made according to her deep commitment to organic viticulture and lo-fi winemaking, Chiara Condello is proving a popular name among Michelin restaurant lists in Italy and France with her delicate and finely perfumed wines. She grew up in the town of Predappio right near the resort and winery of Condé, owned by her father Francesco. The project under her own name, created with beautifully modern labels, is from a small parcel of land she chose from the estate, close to a forest where the vines are deeply rooted in calcareous-clay soil, prime for Sangiovese. Chiara is driven by a deep respect for the land and has followed the path of organic viticulture and handcrafting her wines with indigenous yeasts, gravity-fed fermentation tanks and without filtration. For an Italian producer, receiving Tre Bicchieri in the famous Gambero Rosso guide is the highest honour they can achieve. The 2016 Chiara Condello Riserva Le Lucciole received 2021 Tre Bicchieri.

"Sangiovese is grown all over Italy and, while Tuscany might be its spiritual home, there are plenty of other regions that produce delicious examples. This version, the Reserve bottling from Chiara Condello, is stacked full of personality and flavour, with a distinct nod to the Brunellos of Montalcino. It is a mid ruby colour with a little age showing but that is to be expected. Dark cherry, baked earth, spice, tobacco and dried herbs – the fruit is still bright and vibrant which bodes well for the future. It takes a delightfully rustic turn on the palate more in the tobacco, charcuterie and truffle flavour zone. The tannins are firm and sinewy but welcoming before supporting a tarry, meaty finish. Enjoy slowly in front of an open fire."

Rating: 95 points
Source: Angus Hughson, Wine Pilot


"Here we have a Chiara Condello wine in top form: bright red and characterized by an almost cheerful disposition of red and blue fruit, enticingly complicated by herbs and balsamic vinegar nuances. Rich, dense and really quite good, this finishes long and clean with a seamless quality and truly beautiful purity and precision to its red cherry fruit and mineral flavours. This very young wine is a real knockout and it will only improve further with a few more years spent in a good cellar. Brava! Drinking window: now-2028."

Rating: 94 points
Source: Ian D’Agata, Terroir Sense

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“Centered in the province of Forli, a new focus on terroir is emerging in Predappio, where we find Chiara Condello, who after only three vintages is already wowing Sangiovese lovers around the world. Here we are in the foothills of the Apennines, with sedimentary soils consisting of a unique formation of marine origin named spungone, made up of calcareous sandstone with large, porous seashells strewn throughout. The most interesting part is that these hillside vineyards have existed for decades; it simply took a new way of thinking to bring them to life. After 15 years of reading about the potential of Sangiovese in Romagna, I’m happy to report that today it has finally been realized within the region itself.”
Chiara Condello Riserva Le Lucciole 2016 Tasting Notes Bright red, hints of pomegranate, watermelon, gardenia and flint complicate bright raspberry and red cherry aromas and flavour. Vibrant wine with harmonious acidity and silky tannins. Elegant and mineral.
Chiara Condello Riserva Le Lucciole 2016
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GTIN 8056737212409
Price / Unit Bottle
Bottle/Glass Size 750mL
ABV% 13.5
Brand Chiara Condello
Varietal Sangiovese
Country of Manufacture Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2016
Box No
Collector Rating 2
Condition New
Closure Cork
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