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2011 Tenute Folonari Vigne a Porrona Montecucco Sangiovese DOCG, Tuscany, Italy

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Wine Notes

Indicative blend: Sangiovese 85%, Petit Verdot 10%, Alicante 5%

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $12

Grape Variety

Sangiovese (or Nielluccio in Corsica), a dark-berried vine, is the most widely planted grape variety in Italy. Virtually synonymous with the red wines of Tuscany, and all the romanticism that goes with the territory, Sangiovese is the core constituent in some of the great names in Italian wine. Italy’s love affair with Sangiovese – and indeed the world’s – is generations old, though recent grapevine research suggests the variety is not as ancient as once thought.

At the dawn of the 21st Century, Sangiovese equated to roughly one in every 10 vines on the Italian peninsula. The quality of Sangiovese wine can be notoriously variable, though in the 1980s, drastically improved winemaking techniques saw a significant shift toward more quality-oriented releases. Sangiovese has numerous clones and is consequently known by many synonyms in its native Italy.


  • Montecucco Sangiovese wines are, as their title suggests, red, Sangiovese-based cuvées from the Montecucco area of central southern Tuscany in Italy. For many years, Sangiovese produced under the Montecucco DOC was recognized for its fine tannins, sweet fruit aromas and rich black-cherry flavor. The wine was singled out for promotion to full ...more

  • The Montecucco DOC sits in the southern part of the charming Tuscany region, in central Italy. This area is nestled between Montalcino, home of the renowned ...more

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