A wine with a very deep yet bright, golden colour and amber highlights. Subtly eccentric aromas introduce immediate interest - there is a soft honeyed central note with a sweet raisiny, figgy heart. This extends further with age developed nuances such as spices, old furniture, cocoa, chestnuts, and creme caramel. The wine has a very mellow and comfortable feel in the mouth - soft, sweet, very slightly tangy and orange-peely at the finish with just a faint hint of subtle wood tannins giving support to a long and fine finish.
Gianfranco Grati and his family own over 100 hectares of vineyards spread across 3 different estates, including Prunatelli, in the hilly Rufina zone east of Florence. This is a great source of authentic, inexpensive Chianti, in both fresh, vibrant, unoaked styles and more serious, spicy Riserva, aged 2 years in large old oak botti. The Gratis also make fine, complex Vin Santo in the traditional style as well as exceptional olive oil.