Ficomontanino Granomelo IGT Rosso Toscana 2019
“Granomelo”—a play on the name of the cru Melogranino from
which it is sourced—is 100% Sangiovese from south-facing
slopes of sandy clay and silt, planted 20 years ago by Maria Sole’s
father. This displays a frank and mesmerizing purity of fruit, but
with a greater sense of earthiness and a more tenacious cling on
the palate; it’s a union of sand-derived elegance and a certain
wildness of spirit that is especially astonishing given that it’s Ma- ria Sole’s first vintage of making wine in this fashion.