The Chianti is probably one of the most unknown wine, unknown because good Chiantis seem to be difficult to find and too many people still seem to associate Chianti to the flask, the cheap red wine that filled supermarket’s shelves and restaurant tables in the 80’, luckily, good Chianti does not come in flask unless bought from a souvenir shop in Tuscany and can be a seriously good red wine.
Our Organic Chianti, produced in the province of Arezzo, therefore a DOCG Colli Aretini, made click here
for more information about the Chianti appellation, is great red wine, winner of a Gold Medal at the UK Sommelier Wine Award and rated one of the best value for money wine of the competition.
Made with hand picked organic Sangiovese grapes from old vineyards, our Chianti has a complex nose with hints of cherry and violet and spices. In the mouth, it is full, fruity, smooth, soft tannins and a long aftertaste.
At the beginning of the century, three brothers from Milan, Vanni, Carlo and Marco Cattaneo , bought a decadent Tenuta San Jacopo (an 18th century estate) with the idea of bringing it back to its former glory. Their goal was to produce “great Tuscan and Chianti” wines, elegant and refined. They restored the old vines and then planted new ones wherever restoration wasn’t possible and they decided to follow organic cultivation methods. As well as quality wines, the estate also produces a very limited quantity of organic olive oil which they obtain from the olive trees surrounding the vineyards.