Chiara Condello Le Lucciole Sangiovese 2018

Traditional Price €72
WineSpark Price €39.31
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This is Chiara’s top wine, made in tiny quantities and released on allocation. I could only get my hands on a couple of cases of this vintage, so we’ve had to restrict it to one bottle per customer.

But if you do get hold of a bottle, you’re in for a treat.

This wine is all about the vineyard. On the surface of it you’ll find Spungone white rock - the land was under the Adriatic Sea 3 million years ago. It left fossils, sand and pieces of coral - this imparts a special minerality in the wine.

Chiara makes the wine in the same way as her Predappio Sangiovese, but leaves the wine in Slovenian oak for two years instead of one.

The nose is beautiful - it’s herbaceous and woody, but with the typical fresh fruit of Sangiovese Piccolo. On the palate it’s rich, generous and elegant.

The vineyard is next to a forest full of fireflies - lucciole means firefly in Italian. It’s the perfect name for such a dazzling wine.

Wine type Red
Grape(s) 100% Sangiovese
Country Italy
Region of origin Emilia-Romagna
Appellation DOC Romagna Sangiovese MGA Predappio Riserva
Vintage 2018
Alcohol % 14.50%
Oak? Yes
Months in Oak 24
Type of Oak 35 hl cask of slavonian oak
Allergens (e.g. does it contain Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) None
Average age of vines 25 years
Average altitude of vines (m) 250
Soil type(s) Rocky - Spungone
Closure Type Natural cork
Is this wine organic? Yes
Biodynamic? No
Sustainably produced? Yes
Suitable for vegans? Yes
Ageing potential 20 years
Ideal drinking window 2023 - 2028

Chiara Condello is a name on the rise - wine critics are hailing her as driving the ‘new wave’ of Romagna Sangiovese.

Read more about Chiara here.

This goes amazingly with red meat, anything with white truffle, and quality aged cheese (like Sogliano cave cheese).

We know how important it is to get your wine order quickly and efficiently. So we’ve partnered with UPS to offer next-day delivery on our wines.


Here’s what you need to know:

  • It’s free - delivery is already included in the members price
  • It’s fast - you’ll get next-day delivery if you order before 12pm Monday-Thursday
  • It’s environmentally-friendly - all our orders are shipped carbon neutral with UPS.
    **Due to temporary staffing constraints in our supply chain, orders placed between 12pm Tuesday and 12pm Thursday will be delivered on Friday.

We ship to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland only. €2 per case is added to all Northern Ireland orders to cover additional shipping costs. The point of sale occurs in the Republic of Ireland.

Our minimum order requirement is 6 bottles and we ship in multiples of 6’s. This can be 6 different bottles!

A large order surcharge of €10 per case is added to orders of 3 cases and over.

You may need to show your ID on delivery.

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