We’ve managed to tour wineries and vineyards in three different countries: Germany, Italy, and now Greece. We thought it’d be a good idea to give each wine tour its own post.
Italy: San Giusto a Rentennano
Located in Gaiole in Chianti, just north of Siena, this fattoria has been producing grapes for centuries. We had the privilege of touring the property and hearing how they prepare these world class wines. They use nothing but natural yeast and macerate in old-fashioned concrete containers with glass lining instead of stainless steel tanks.
They age the wine in French oak for up to 31 months.
We got to try their 2010 vintage Chianti Classico, Reserva, and Percarlo (their specialty wine, made with 100% sangiovese). While these wines need to age a bit more before being mature, you could taste the structure and quality of each. I got a bottle of the Percarlo to take home and age. Robert Parker gave their 2006 Percarlo 97 points.