Quite intense and lingering aromas hinting at strawberries and warm, earthy raisins; dry, full-bodied, rounded and harmonious with reasonable length and a tad of grip.
This long established estate in the south of Chianti Classico consistently produces very classic and quietly impressive wines. The vineyards are all mature (25 years plus), relatively high altitude and very well sited. Low yields are very much the order of the day and vinification is traditional and very conducive to emphasising classic Sangiovese flavours and the terroir of the region around Berardenga.
In the Vineyard
The grapes come only from their own 350-400m altitude vineyards in the Chianti Classico zone and are both hand-picked and machine harvested, depending on the site. The vines are on average 25 years old - yielding about 1.5kg of fruit per vine - 'guyot' trained and planted in pliocene soil with 25% rocky clay.