UNO 2018 is the maximum expression of Sangiovese from Tenuta Carleone in Castiglioni and one of the most awaited enological innovations in Radda in Chianti in recent years.
The Sangiovese used for UNO comes from a careful selection of the best bunches of different plots. Fermentations in cement and long macerations … 40/60 days. Aging for 18 months in 10% new tonneaux. The rest in concrete and steel.
Tenuta di Carlone is located on a sunny and gentle slope of Radda in Chianti. The estate extends over 100 hectares of land among woods, olive groves, and 20 hectares of Sangiovese vineyards, some over 60 years old. The vinification is traditional and artisanal, with long macerations, fermentation with indigenous yeasts and the use of whole bunches in concrete and oak vats, old and new.
The people behind this estate are the Austrian businessman Karl Egger and his friend Sean O’Callaghan, aka Il Guercio. A non-interventional winemaking approach is adopted, without commercial yeasts and without clarifying agents. Both organic and biodynamic principles are used in the vineyards.