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A Dream Comes True, A Rising Star Arrives
2019 Chiara Condello Sangiovese di Predappio + 2018 Chiara Condello Sangiovese La Lucciole Riserva
April 8, 2022
From a very young age, Chiara Condello dreamed of reviving her family’s ancient tradition of winemaking in Romagna. She was able to buy four parcels of old vine Sangiovese in the hills of Predappio, one of the oldest DOC in Italy. She makes two wines. The 2019 Chiara Condello Sangiovese di Predappio is a blend of three of those parcels and the 2018 Chiara Condello Sangiovese La Lucciole Riserva is a single vineyard from the fourth.
In a very short time, Chiara has generated a cult following. Her wines are tough to get. Luckily, we know her, which helps a little bit. The press for these wines is off the charts enthusiastic. Chiara farms organically with spontaneous fermentation, extended maceration, and aging in large Slavonian oak barrels. Her goal is that her wines are an expression of uniqueness. She has a bright-eyed enthusiasm and a clear vision of Sangiovese. Oh, and the wines are also great.
Predappio is the best growing area in Romagna, in the foothills of the Apennines. Many sources claim that Sangiovese originated here and that they still have the original clone. It is also said, and not jokingly, that they invented food in Romagna. So make some great food and open a bottle from Chiara Condello.
Because of very limited supply, we are offering these wines in a different format. If you order a six-pack or a case of the Predappio, you can also order a bottle of the La Lucciole while supply lasts.
2019 Chiara Condello Sangiovese di Predappio: Bright ruby red. Dusty black cherry and crushed stone. Wild herbs and notes of leather with a light gamey expression. Balanced, fresh tactile texture. Layered fleshy red fruit with fine tannin and balancing acidity. Excellent 27/bottle
2018 Chiara Condello Sangiovese La Lucciole Riserva: Bright ruby. Fresh and cool-toned expression that is elegant and refined. Smokey sweet red florals with a hint of musk. Silky tart cherries with vibrant acidity. Classically structured with fine minerals and tannin. Long balanced finish. Outstanding 64/bottle
Special 6 pack: six bottles of Predappio $149.94 (24.99/bottle)
add a bottle of Lucciole (54.99/bottle)
Special case: Twelve bottles of Predappio 175.88 (22.99/bottle)
add bottle of Lucciole (54.499/bottle)
Wine arrives early nest week
Free delivery in Greater Boston on orders greater than $200
Order by phone at 617.367.8605, or reserve here: email@example.com
- Peter Hemenway
downtown on orders more than $75;
in Greater Boston on orders more than $199