93 Insider Points

REVIEWS

Leather, earth, cigar box, black fruit. Tannins! Tannins! Tannins! Sangiovese is so good to us, especially when paired with tomato-based dishes. Open 20 minutes before & enjoy!

WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Sangiovese
  • ALCOHOL
    14.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml

92pts. Wine Enthusiast: Black-skinned berry, violet, new leather and tobacco aromas are front and center. Reflecting the nose, the smooth, approachable palate doles out juicy Marasca cherry, ripe plum, nutmeg and a hint of licorice framed in polished, pliant tannins. Drink through 2024.


Sangiovese is one of the great red wines of Italy.  There is no doubt it is a great food wine.  This wine from this old medieval village in the heart of the Chianti Classico region is a prime example of just how friendly a good Chianti can be.  Juicy and bright, but with acid that makes you want to take another bite of food, indulge and live 'La Dolce Vita!'

TASTING NOTES 

Vivid ruby red. The nose has evident notes of red fruit and hints of cherries. On the palate, the wine is smooth and good structured with a fruity aftertaste.

THE STORY TO KNOW

The hilltop village of Volpaia was built in the 11th century as a fortified village on the Florence-Siena border and is one of the best-preserved walled villages of its period. Just as it has been for the last 900 years, nearly the entire village is intimately involved in the production of wine and olive oil. Most of the employees of the winery live within the village walls, sheltered in houses that the Stianti Mascheroni family has restored for this very purpose. Today, the family is considered one of Italy’s leaders in organic viticulture and farming.