Torre alle Tolfe, Chianti Colli Senesi, Italy 2020
Mania Castelli is the owner of Torre alle Tolfe, a polyculture farm in the hills of Chianti. The estate's winemaker, Giacomo Mastretta, vinifies his Chianti using 100% Sangiovese, leaving out the blending grapes typical of Chianti. They are aged for one year in cement and this Sangiovese over-delivers with a perfectly encapsulated fruit and just the right amount of supporting grip.
Soil: Sandy soils from the Pliocene era, rich in oyster fossils.