Historical company of the Chianti Classico, since 1971, it has seen the succession of different properties. At the beginning it was a hectare and a half cultivated with passion by two Londoners, husband and wife, John and Palmina Dunkley. The most historic vineyard (500 meters above sea level) was located right in front of the house garden. From then to today the hectares of vineyards have grown to 22, mainly Sangiovese is cultivated, with some Merlot vines. All campaign operations are dictated by the rules of organic viticulture and supported by biodynamic processes. The current owners, since 2011, are Jews of German origin, born in Russia after their parents had moved there to escape Nazi persecution.
Vinification in concrete vats for about 15 days and submerged cap maceration for another 5. Aging divided into containers: old tonneaux, large non-toasted Grenier barrels and concrete vats; where it remains for about 12 months, the following 3 months are then in large external concrete vats.
Intense ruby red color On the nose notes of ripe red fruit such as raspberries, plums, cherries and berries, notes of minerality and balsamic hints, with black pepper, cloves and toasting. On the palate it is balanced, fine, warm and full-bodied with fresh acidity and bright tannins on the finish.
Pairing with first courses with meat sauce such as tortelli al ragù, or second courses such as grilled meats and steak.