The Producers, Sabrina, Giancarlo, and Giovanni are the sweetest, most earnest family you could ever hope to meet. That is a nice sentiment of course, but if the wines weren't as good I wouldn't be so enthusiastic. I was fortunate to meet them quite early in their progress as a winery, after turning what had been a hobbyist venture into something moving towards viability. We met at a dinner, that neither of us was truly thrilled to be at, and what good fortune that was. I have been happy to see the family make incredible progress in very few years, and yet today I am saddened knowing how difficult it must be for them, a tiny family winery, to continue to progress through these COVID times. That's why it is so important to remember our favorite family wineries, remember our friends,, and lend a hand during these hard times. Lending a hand has never been easier, it just means we need to get out there and buy some wine!
The wines I am drinking today are not current releases, but the current releases are just as good, if not better, so go look for a bottle or two and try them for yourself!
Their 2013 Chianti Classico continues to be so fresh and crisp, with Sangiovese tannins that are a little crude but appropriate, and a mouthfeel and weight perhaps more akin to a good Bourgogne. It's delicious with fresh red fruit and a citrussy accent along with telltale floral and balsamic notes. I am really surprised by how fresh this has remained. It's a delicate wine that shows great purity of fruit. 89pts
The 2012 Riserva is on a whole nother level. Tannins are riper, finer, more compact lending the wine a richer yet more supple mouthfeel. The nose is deeper, more floral and yet richer with fruit and soil tones and an underlying balsamic quality. On the finish the wine really impresses with a persistence, intensity and perfumed nature that is immensely appealing, and yet even moreso, captivating. This is evolving well, also quite youthful but the raw material here was always been impressive and i expect this to improve over the next 4-6 years, and look forward to following it's progression. 92pts
Thoroughbreds the both of them.