The estate of Sette Ponti lies in the heart of the Chianti zone, fifteen miles northwest of the city of Arezzo just past the village of San Giustino Valdarno. The Via del Monte, known locally as the Via dei Sette Ponti, leads into a beautiful hidden valley and to the estate. The name Sette Ponti, or "seven bridges," refers to the seven bridges crossing the Arno River on the road from Arezzo to Florence. Erected in the mid 13th century, it took nearly forty years to build, and is perceptible in the right far background of Leonardo DaVinci's Mona Lisa.
A blend of Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, this brawny red opens with aromas suggesting mature dark-skinned berry, Mediterranean brush and cedar. The concentrated, forward palate delivers ripe black plum, star anise and mocha alongside polished tannins. Drink through 2023.