2022 has begun with three major new developments for Lamole di Lamole, the estate situated at Lamole in the heart of Chianti Classico, in one of the highest points of the denomination.
The first has to do with the insertion on the label of the symbol for organic certification, issued by the Ministry of Agriculture, for the whole line that is now going onto the market. The process of converting the vineyards to organic farming began as long ago as 2005 and has not only involved respecting the ministerial guidelines but also a series of actions that have gradually transformed the estate into a real stronghold for safeguarding the terroir.
The second important news at Lamole di Lamole is the launch of the Chianti Classico Gran Selezione D.O.C.G. “Vigna Grospoli” from the 2018 vintage, which has already received several awards upon release from Italy’s principal wine guides. “Vigna Grospoli” is a single-vineyard wine, quintessential expressions of the unique characteristics of the terroir of Lamole. It comes from a real high-altitude cru, a vineyard with excellent exposure to sunlight, facing due south at between 540 and 580 meters above sea level. A wine with complex fruit, rich in aromatic nuances and seductively easy to drink.
The third new initiative regards a complete restyling of the image of Lamole di Lamole’s products, from the framing of the logo to the naming of the wines, aimed at reinforcing the estate’s identity throughout the selection. The range has thus acquired a new look & feel, with evocative names that recall the property’s pedo-climatic characteristics: “Duelame” Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. is inspired by the extremes of altitude (between 420 and 655 meters above sea level) of the vineyards nestling on the “lame”; “Maggiolo” Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. owes its name to the combination of the words “giaggiolo” (“iris”), a typical flower of the territory of Lamole, and “maggio” (“May”), the month in which it reveals its maximum splendour; “Lareale” Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. Riserva celebrates the distinctive traits of the Lamole area and offers a synthesis of its most typical characteristics; lastly, the two Gran Selezioni - “Vigneto di Campolungo” and “Vigna Grospoli” - take their names from their respective vineyards of origin.