La Ciarliana | Estate winery in the Montepulciano region of Tuscany, Italy. The main wines are Chianti DOCG, Rosso di Montepulciano DOC, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, and Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC.
Owner | Luigi Frangiosa (third generation. +39 335 565 2718). He succeeded his father Santo Pellegrino, who in turn had succeeded his own father.
Staff | Consultant oenologist: Paolo Vagaggini. Winemaker: Mario Ronco.
Santo Pellegrino | Toscano Rosso.
Rosso di Montepulciano DOC | 2012 Plummy sweet fruit, then some green tannins, so a bit too extracted (Anteprima 2014).
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, La Ciarliana | 2010 95% Sangiovese, 5% Mammolo. Aged in botti (70%) and barrel (30%). Tidy, clean red fruit )Anteprima 2018). Consultant oenologist: Mario Ronco (Piemonte). | 2010 14.5%. Brightly polished fruit (Anteprima 2014). | 2011 Simple and sticky (Anteprima 2014). | 2015 Bright fruit and oaky, bricky-savoury dry texture (Anteprima 2018).
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, Selezione Vigna Scianello | 2012 Light, smoothish fruit with a slightly drying finish (from a bit of added Merlot?). Drink up at the (Anteprima 2018).
Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC
From 500 trees.
Via Ciarliana, 31
I-53045 Montepulciano (SI = Siena), Italy
Tel+39 0578 758423 | www.laciarliana.it