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“A juicy, smooth-but-serious blend of Sangiovese,
Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon”

Oz Clarck
Pocket Wine Book 2014

“A one-size-fits-all wine for our favorite
Italian foods. A terrific super Tuscan blend.” 90/100

Monica Larner
Wine Enthusiast
May 1, 2012

“This supple, spicy beauty is one of the
best Italian wines I’ve had in ages.”

Jonathan Ray
The Daily Telegraph
July 28, 2008

Technical information
Varieties: Sangiovese (50%); Merlot (25%);
Cabernet Sauvignon (25%).
Viticulture: Biodynamic (since first planting, 1997).
Average production: 130,000 bottles.
Appellation: Maremma Toscana IGT
First vintage: 2005
Average yield: Sangiovese 55 hl/ha; Merlot 45 hl/ha;
Cabernet Sauvignon: 40 hl/ha.
Average alcohol content: 13.5% vol.
Ideal serving temperature: 14–18° C (57–64° F).

About this wine
The grapes are picked by hand and harvested
based on their phenolic maturation, using small
crates. In the cellar, they undergo fermentation
in stainless steel vats. After malolactic fermentation,
the wine undergoes élevage both in stainless steel
and cement until it is blended to be bottled.
   Mongrana is the quintessential expression of the
colors, sights and sounds of the Maremma region:
fruity and intense, fresh and embracing, the wine
takes its name – and its character – from that of
the noble family of knights depicted by the Italian
Renaissance poet Ludovico Ariosto in his epic
masterpiece Orlando Furioso.
   No animal products or byproducts are used
in the production of this wine, making it
suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

Formats
Mongrana is bottled and packaged exclusively
in the following formats:
0.750 liter [12 or 6 bottle cardboard box];
1.5 liter [1 bottle cardboard box].
Tech sheet
Download the tech sheet here.


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Each vintage of Mongrana features a different image:


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2012
Ville di Fano, L’Aquila, Italy, 2012
Photo by Alessandra Rocchetti


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2011
Grand Hotel Campo dei Fiori, Varese, Italy, 1935
Photo by Bruno Galleani


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2010
Vera Tussing, London, UK, 2011
Photo by Alessandra Rocchetti


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2009
Alberese, Maremma, 2010
Photo by Paola Banchi


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2008
Beacon Hill, Boston, 1992
Nikon F3 HP with Nikkor PC 28/3.5
Ilford FP4 Plus film
The photograph was taken freehand
Photo by Guido Morpurgo


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2007
Shanghai, 2003
Nikon F3 with Nikkor PC 28/3.5
Kodak T-Max film nominal 100 ASA
The photograph was taken freehand
Photo by Guido Morpurgo


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2006
Pantheon, Rome, May 2002
Detail of the bronze-clad main door.
Left, the coffers of the pronaos.
Leica M7 with Summilux 35/1.4
Kodak T-Max film nominal 100 ASA
The photograph was taken freehand
Photo by Guido Morpurgo


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2005
Rockefeller Center, New York City, August 2005
Detail of RCA Building
Leica M7 with Summilux 35/1.4
Kodak T-Max film nominal 100 ASA.
The photograph was taken freehand
Photo by Guido Morpurgo




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