This ambitious and rather brilliant estate is based in Monti, one of the finest parts of Chianti Classico, a few kilometres south of Gaiole. Owner and winemaker Marco Ricasoli-Firidolfi comes from a family immersed in the winemaking culture and history of the region, and he set up the estate in 1990. Although there are 100 hectares of land only about 20 are given over to vines, with about the same again planted with olive trees that produce a very serious olive oil in sadly tiny volumes. The estate has been organic since 2006 and certified so since 2010.
The cellar is modern yet allows for traditional viticulture and Marco’s acceptance of modern techniques and equipment has not rendered his wines modern or personality free.
This just takes you right back on your last holiday in Tuscany! Red cherry, and berries, with spice, wet earth and leather.