Podere San Cristoforo Carandelle
Carandelle has an intense and bright ruby red color, with aromas of morello cherry, raspberry and black currant, with hints of licorice and spices. Carandelle is a classic Sangiovese, fresh with an elegant tannic structure and an excellent persistence.
Vintage notes: Podere San Cristoforo faced extreme drought this year but our vines well react producing few healthy grapes, characterised by; thick skins rich in color and aromas. Our vineyards are fortunate to dwell on; an ancient river bed and their roots can grow into deep, draining soils that provide enough water to perfectly ripen its fruits. After the heat wave experienced at the end of August, we had cool temperatures during all of September with strong night and day thermal hikes. The wines from the 2017 vintage – the most scarce and precocious of the last decade – are showing finesse and vibrant acidity.
Maturation: 10 months in old French oak barrels
Region: Sangiovese Maremma Toscana DOC
Grapes: 100% Sangiovese
ABV: 13.5% vol
Production: 25,153 btls
Suggested Food Pairings: this is a dry wine, with: great levels of acidity, not a wine to be taken lightly as it needs food – to really come into its own but once you introduce food all the fruit comes to life..
Podere San Cristoforo produces quality organic wines using innovative natural methods. Our production respects the consumer because our wines contain nothing but grapes and the lowest dose of sulphites. In the vineyard we only use copper and sulfur, and we reward biodiversity, so our way of making wine also safeguards this little corner of Tuscany.