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 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 1967 and is currently aided in the management of the winery by his son Enrico and head winemaker, Guilio Gambelli. A single-vineyard Sangiovese, this spends 18 months in Slavonian oak barrels before release.
A bright cherry red in colour. Aromas of walnut, dried red cherry and earthy spices. On the palate, fresh and mineral with soft tannins and a moderate acidity. The finish is lengthy suggesting further red fruit flavours. Try with Ribollita, Tuscan bean stew or beef braciola.