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A new wine from Vivino favourite Ponte Lungo, the Governo 2016 is the little brother of the lovely Heroico - recently offered and sold out within just hours.

Just £9.99 per bottle and created from younger grapes than the Heroico, this wonderful Tuscan fruit bomb is made in the region's traditional 'Governo' style, similar to that used to make Amarone.

A parcel of harvested grapes are allowed to dry and concentrate in the Tuscan sunshine before being pressed and added to the wine to give it greater power, richness and softness.

This wine is all about sheer drinking pleasure - hence its great 98 point score from Luca Maroni, champion of the wine styles that people love to drink!

So new that very few Vivino users have even tasted it, we are proud to offer this lovely wine exclusively to Vivino customers.

We think you'll love it...

About the wine

This Ponte Lungo Governo is an absolute treat! A juicy, fruit-filled red that displays abundant fresh and dried cherry fruit on the nose, along with a hint of chocolate - think Black Forest Gateau! This juiciness follows onto the soft, rich palate which is full of sweet, ripe red fruit followed by vanilla and spice. There's a streak of acidity from the Sangiovese that helps to keep it fresh and lively into the surprisingly long finish. This is not about complexity, it is a wine that is all about sheer drinking enjoyment. And it delivers that in spades!

'Governo' is a centuries-old Tuscan wine-making technique, similar to the 'appassimento' method used to make Amarone and once used to make Chianti. Harvested grapes were allowed to partially dry in the Tuscan sunshine and if the fermentation looked to be stuck, these grapes were added to restart it.

In recent years, some wineries like Ponte Lungo have resurrected this technique and used the dried grapes to create a concentrated juice that adds power and richness to the wine and helps to soften the typically acidic Sangiovese. The result of this blending of the new and the ancient has resulted in fantastically juicy, rich wines with a touch of sweetness that have proved immensely popular with wine drinkers. For sheer enjoyment, they are hard to beat!

 Appellation: Tuscany

Accolades:
- 98pts, Luca Maroni
- 5/5 Stars, Vinhulen
- 4/5 Stars, Vivino

Grapes: 100% Sangiovese
Cooperage: 6 months in French oak
ABV: 13.5%
Drink: 2018-2023

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 Governo, he uses the techniques of Amarone: some 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.

About the vineyard

In the province of Siena, near Lake Trasimeno, lies the enchanted, typically Tuscan mountain village of Cetona, on the slopes of which nestle the vineyards of Poggio Lauro.

The vineyards are south and southwest aligned and alternate with old trees and olive trees. The Sangiovese-dominated vines grow on a calcareous clay and loam soil.

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98 points
Category: Best Italian red wines

Vinhulen
5 Stars
"Violet. The nose has lots of  fresh red cherry and spice / perfume. The palate shows a light sweetness and is filled with red cherry, perfume and richness with lots of succulence. The fruit, the sweetness of the fruit, and the succulent juiciness will win this wine many friends. It tastes great and you want more. Great everyday wine that can accompany food but also please on its own"

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"Mega delicious wine for not much money" 5/5 Stars

"Perfectly rounded wine...it is all about the subtle, soft scent of blackcurrants and raisins... A pleasant tannic bite rounds out the long finish. I can recommend buying this in large quantities"  5/5 Stars

 

 

 

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