Red wine – “CIARLONE” – Tenuta l’Impostino


Experience the delightful flavors of “Ciarlone“, a sophisticated 2019 Montecucco Rosso DOC from Tenuta l’Impostino. Made with a mix of Sangiovese (60%) and Merlot, Alicante, Petit Verdot (combined 40%) grapes from the Sughereta vineyard.

This wine offers a vibrant ruby-red color and a fresh aroma filled with fruity scents like plum and cherry. It’s rich and intense on the palate, with smooth tannins and a lasting finish.


Ciarlone is a fresh and smooth wine, pairing well with cold cuts and medium-aged cheeses. It naturally accompanies meat dishes, perfect for roasted meats, rabbit “cacciatora”, chicken “in scottiglia” and lamb chops.

It’s a must-have for mixed grills and sausages, where its fruitiness and natural smoothness perfectly complement the aromatic and smoky properties.

Enjoy the optimal flavors of this Italian red wine by serving it at a temperature between 16-18°C. Produced by Tenuta l’Impostino. It’s a blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, Alicante, and Petit Verdot grapes, crafted under the Montecucco DOC/DOCG appellation.

With a volume of 75cl and an alcohol content of 13.5% vol., each year sees 40,000 bottles produced, all certified organic.


Polymorphic and varied with patches of hard clay, poor parts rich in skeleton and stones are interspersed with more fertile parts with organic material

Vineyard altitude:
350 m, southwest exposure


Plant density:
5,500 vines/ha

Training system:
spurred cordon (Royat cordon)

8,000 kg/ha

Harvest period:
manual in crates, end of September

Vinification and aging:
after harvest, manual selection on sorting table, alcoholic fermentation with selected yeasts with temperature control at 26°C, maceration for 12 days with pumping over exposed to the air until the end of fermentation (10-12 days), spontaneous malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The Ciarlone ages for 12 months on the lees in stainless steel tanks, with 6 months of bottle aging before release by Tenuta l’Impostino.

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