Camartina 2019 Hits the Spot

James Suckling is one of the most famous and acclaimed wine critics in the world. He built his fame and reputation during his thirty-year career at Wine Spectator, before focusing on his own international wine media platform — — in 2010. In his latest tasting report about Tuscany, he lauded the consistent, typical and “linear” delivery of our Sangiovese and Palafreno 2020’s powerful stance. It’s Camartina 2019, however, that steals the show with its absolute class and vivacity.


We look forward to showing our phenomenal wines at Suckling’s Great Wines of Italy in New York on September 6—7, check our events page for updates.



Camartina 2019 · 98/100
“Perfumed and classy with fresh thyme and currants with some lead pencil. Medium-bodied with very crunchy fruit and a bright and energetic finish. Lively acidity frames the wine with fine tannins. Shows brightness and vivacity.” —JS

Palafreno 2020 · 94/100
“Plenty of ripe blackberries and wild berries here with currant bush, sea shell and crushed stones. Hints of black olives and walnuts, too. Full-bodied, so vivid and pure with a broad and succulent mouthfeel and super fine, transparent tannins. Tense and steady with a mineral backbone and mouthwatering acidity.” —JS


Gran Selezione 2018 · 97/100 (Re-tasted on 26 June, 2023)
“Dried rose petals and other flowers with cherry blossom and wild strawberry aromas. Full-bodied yet agile and energetic. So polished and beautiful. A benchmark for the vintage in Chianti Classico.” —JS


Gran Selezione 2019 · 96/100
“This is attractive with fresh aromas of cherries and raspberries as well as ground cloves, hazelnuts and crushed stones. Full and structured with chalky tannins that are a little chewy but crunchy and lively. Steady and mineral on the finish.” —JS


Riserva 2020 · 94/100
“Crunchy and vibrant red berries here with dried flowers, savory herbs, cedar and spice box. Medium-bodied with fine, powdery tannins and vivid acidity. Fresh and focused with a linear finish. Crunchy with a mineral backbone.” —JS


Querciabella 2021 · 93/100
“This has a fresh character with ripe cherries and raspberries as well as dried flowers, bark and stones. Polished and textural with a medium body and vivid acidity. Focused and fresh with chalky tannin structure and a linear finish with notes of citrus and minerals.” —JS


Mongrana Rosso 2021 · 93/100
“This is ripe with dark cherries, mulberries and jam. Some hibiscus and red spices, too. Medium- to full-bodied with tight but finely polished tannins and a succulent, mellow dark-fruited character. Racy finish.”  —JS


Mongrana Bianco 2022 · 91/100
Notes of glazed lemons and sliced apples with summer herbs, white lilacs and crushed stones. Medium-bodied, round and oily on the palate with tangy, zesty character and a lightly phenolic finish. Waxy, too.”  —JS


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