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The historic Tuscan winery Lamole di Lamole was founded shortly after the Second World War, and since that time, has become an expert in the region, producing prime examples of one of Italy’s most famous terroirs. Last year, after nearly 17 years of hard work, the estate gained their official organic certification, further cementing their commitment to investing in the region. Now, with a full portfolio of wines made from certified-organic grapes, which are packaged with recycled paper labels, Lamole di Lamole is garnering even more attention from U.S. buyers and consumers.
In 2020, National Chianti Day was established by Santa Margherita USA, the importer of Lamole di Lamole, on the first Friday in September to celebrate the traditions and flavors of the renowned Tuscan wine. This year, Lamole di Lamole is inviting consumers and professionals alike to celebrate the day by trying a wine new to the U.S. market, Vigna Grospoli Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione, along with their full range of quality wines.
The grapes for Vigna Grospoli come from an ancient terraced vineyard that enjoys constant exposure to cooling breezes and very bright sunlight, resulting in a rich, elegant wine with aromatic and structural complexity. The vineyard, and the rest of the Lamole di Lamole estate, is located in Chianti Classico’s Lamole UGA in the lauded Greve commune. The vineyards are planted between 350 and 655 meters (1,150-2,150 ft.) above sea level, the upper limit for growing Sangiovese.
Key Attributes of Lamole di Lamole
- Located in the smallest UGA, Lamole has just 1,000 hectares. The entire UGA accounts for only one percent of Chianti Classico’s production.
- Lamole’s vineyards lie at the highest elevation (700 meters, or 2,297 feet, above sea level is the maximum allowed). This allows for the grapes to ripen slowly while concentrating flavor and aromas and preserving freshness.
- Lamole di Lamole employs organic and sustainable practices in all of their vineyards, which is increasingly important for buyers and consumers.
4 Lamole di Lamole Wines to Watch
- ‘Maggiolo’ Chianti Classico DOCG: This Chianti Classico comes from a vineyard that previously cultivated iris flowers. The name is a blend of the Italian words giaggiolo, meaning iris flower, and Maggio, meaning May, nodding to the fact that you can still see some of the iris flowers blossom during that month. The wine shows notes of red cherry, earth, and warm oak spices coupled with bright acidity and round tannins.
- ‘Lareale’ Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva: Lareale is derived from the word areale, an Italian term that indicates a territory’s historical and geographical attributes. The wine pays homage to the uniqueness of Chianti Classico, showing complex notes of dried black cherry and sage along with firm tannins.
- Vigneto di Campolungo Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione: A rich and decadent wine with notes of black cherry and spice. The grapes are sourced exclusively from Vigneto di Campolungo, a historic high-altitude vineyard planted partially on terraces over a bed of quartz.
- Vigna Grospoli Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione: Violets and irises come together with red and black berry fruits, herbs, and sweet spices. The fine grain of the tannins balances the mouth-filling richness of the fruit.