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97pt Mio Silenzio Ponte Lungo 2016

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Here at Vivino we are lucky enough to enjoy privileged access to the excellent wines of Ponte Lungo, the Italian brand founded by Italian wine legend 'Super' Mario Ercolino

When we first offered the Mio Silenzio - their latest triumph - we sold out in a matter of hours.

After much pleading and begging, we've finally managed to secure another parcel of this sought-after Italian stunner - a wine that breaks the rules and re-invents Italian wine.

Ponte Lungo is a passionate adventure for Mario and this passion allied to his fertile imagination has led him to create this unprecedented marriage between a Tuscan grape, Sangiovese, and grape varieties from Puglia and Sicily - Primitivo and Nero d'Avola.

This unusual combination is a match made in heaven...Tuscan freshness allied to Mediterranean sun creating a soft, full-bodied wine with energy and layers of dark fruit.

And as always with Ponte Lungo's wines, it is quite unbelievable value at just £9.95 per bottle!

About the wine

Luca Maroni, Italian wine guru awarded Mio Silenzio the excellent score of 97 points - pretty amazing for a first vintage!

The Mio Silenzio is aromatic with notes of ripe black berries. In the mouth, it is full and round with a beautiful, warming richness. Behind the striking, sweet fruit lies concentration and density. Silky-smooth on the finish, this is a wine that can be enjoyed with or without food, but most of all, this is a wine to sit and contemplate with during the dark days of winter.

Mio Silenzio's soft, rich fruit makes it ideal for drinking without food but it would also pair beautifully with tomato-based pasta dishes or winter stews.

The wine is vinified traditionally and aged for 4 months in French oak barrels to provide structure without subduing the brilliance of the fruit.

WinemakerMarco Ercolino
Appellation: Italy

Accolades:
- 97pts, Luca Maroni
- 4.1/5 Stars, Vivino Rating

Grapes: Sangiovese, Primitivo, Nero D'Avolo
Vineyard: Various
ABV: 14%
Drink: 2018-2021

About the winery

Ponte Lungo's attitude to good wine is that too many wineries make a virtue of using old principles to achieve old results - instead of focussing 100% on making a tasty glass of wine. 

Mario Ercolini does it slightly differently than other wineries in Tuscany. With Curioso he uses the techniques of Amarone: 15% of the sangiovese grapes are left to dry on the vine. This allows the grapes to concentrate and create a modern, full-bodied, very fruity style that people love.

The winery is located in the hills near Siena, in the heart of Tuscany. The powerful Tuscan sun helps in creating this Ripasso-style Sangiovese.

About the vineyard

For this unique and modern wine, the Sangiovese comes from the Barbanera estate in the Siena region of Tuscany. There, the grapes grow on clay-limestone soils and the cultivation of the vines is done traditionally, respecting the environment.

The other grape varieties, Primitivo and Nero d'Avola come from Apulia and Sicily where they are acquired from wine growing partners subject to strict specifications.

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97 Points - Luca Maroni

vivino-logo-horizontal-bc.png"Excellent quality. Ruby color. The price is a bargain. Rich and beautiful notes of red fruits. One to two years of care and it will be sublime."  4/5 stars

"Spicy and full-bodied" 5/5 Stars

"...one to recommend as it’s one of the best wines I’ve had for < £10... It’s a blend of northern Tuscan Sangiovese and the southern region & grapes of Primitivo & Nero D'Avolo. Full of ripe black fruits, it’s dark, rich and velvety smooth... Full bodied, prodigious flavour, a bit of oak and long finish...delicious" 4/5 Stars

"Spectacularly smooth yet powerful wine! Full of ripe blackberries and plums, subtle tannins with a silky long finish. Very good value for the price."  4.5/5 Stars

 

 

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