The structure of San Giusto a Rentennano is located on the upper course of the Arbia river in one of the southernmost areas of the Chianti Classico appellation. The company stands on an ancient monastery at the time called San Giusto alle Monache which over the centuries was transformed into a fortress. According to some documents, already in 1204 the castle was marked as the border between the countryside of Siena and Florence. Today the structure and the company have belonged to the Martini di Cigala family since 1914 and the crenellations of the fortress, the castle walls and the underground cellars which serve as an aging place for the wines produced are still intact.
The harvest takes place manually, usually in September when the grapes reach perfect ripeness. The grapes are fermented in enamelled concrete and/or stainless steel tanks for around 14 days, during which frequent punching down and pumping over are carried out. During racking, the juicy pomace is pressed and the pressed wine is added to the wine. After the malolactic fermentation has taken place, the wine ages in 500 l oak tonneaux for about 10-12 months with a further 6 months before being placed on the market.
Dark and brilliant ruby red colour. On the nose notes of ripe red fruit, cherries, black cherries and blackberries, aromas of gaggiolo and violet, balsamic hints and sweet spices of black pepper and cloves. In the mouth the wine is smooth, rich and medium bodied, with bright and lively tannins and a fresh final acidity. Overall elegant and with a lingering finish.
Chianti Classico San Giusto a Rentennano is a rich and fragrant Chianti Classico, considered by many to be among the best products in the appellation. Suitable in combination with platters of Tuscan cold cuts and tasty cheeses or on first courses with structured sauces. Also excellent with red meats in general and with the traditional Florentine steak.