The organically-run Fattorio Rodano is a top source for complex, classically made Chianti and is said to be one of the region's best kept secrets. Located in Castellina in the heart of Tuscany, halfway between Siena and Florence, the 100-hectare estate dates back as a wine-producing property to the 16th century and has belonged to the Pozzesi family since that time. The current head of the family, Vittorio Pozzesi has been in charge of the estate since they first began to bottle wine on their own in 1967. He is currently aided in the management of the winery by his son Enrico and the domaine's winemaker, Guilio Gambelli. In addition to his activities running Fattoria di Rodáno, Vittorio Pozzesi is also the head of the growers' organization for the Chianti Classico region. The Riserva 'Viacosta' is from Sangiovese grapes grown in the Castellina in Chianti district and is aged in large oak casks for 3 years. It is neither fined nor filtered.
A bright cherry-red in the glass. On the nose, classic Sangiovese aromas of cherry and earth with notes of black fruits and liquorice. On the palate, lush and chewy with a powerful grip. The finish is elegant and lingering with sweet vanilla notes provided by the oak barrels. An impeccably balanced wine that will keep for a further 8-10 years. Eat with rack of lamb, chargrilled T-bone steak (Bistecca Fiorentina) or a rich wild mushroom ravioli.