Gabriele Buondonno established in 1988 a winery on a terrain known under the name of Casavecchia alla Piazza, a terrain anciently purchased by Michelangelo Buonarroti himself in 1549 in order to produce wine. The vineyards, grown with a biological approach, lay at a 425 meters altitude soil of medium depth, with a stony and calcareous soil.
Lèmme Lèmme, probably the winery programmatic manifesto, is made with grapes coming from an 80 years old vineyard of old vines maritate with maple. After the harvest the grapes are completely destemmed and soft-crushed, then they ferment spontaneously for about 10 days, with cap broken and constantly pushed down, and the final 10-25 days maceration. Final refinement and ageing take both places into ceramic vats. The result is an old fashioned Chianti, mostly made by Sangiovese, surrounded by Canaiolo, Malvasia Nera, Colorino and other local grapes.
In the glass this 2015 vintage shows a ruby red color with a garnet edge, and has a slight balance of carbonic maybe effect of a small refermentation in the bottle. The smells begin with crunchy cherry, black cherry and pomegranate, petal of red rose and violet, then comes an ethereal and rustic scent that closes on the young spice and cinnamon. The mouthfeel is slightly sugary, large and pleasant, with hints of fruits and flowers perceived to the nose and a fresh and fruity finish.
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