Lanciola 2009 Le Masse di Greve Chianti Classico

Chianti Wine Review A hedgehog playing in a pile of autumn leaves. This bottle starts off with a very specific wet fur-and-oak-leaf aroma that was both surprising and delightful. There is a question whether this was an element of brettanomyces  along with a dose of...

Poggio Scalette 2012 Chianti Classico

The Greve Valley is lined with terraced vineyards. Looking across the valley from this winery, those stone walls can look like a giant scallete (ladder, in Italian).  At least it did for the wineries original owner.  We will never know where he thought that ladder...

Villa Cafaggio 2010 Chianti Classico

The winery dates back as far as the 14th Century. At the time, it was labelled the “Cahago,” the Tuscan term for a walled field. It was bought by the Farkas family in the 1960’s and has gone through consecutive rounds of modernization and revitalization...

Barone Ricasoli 2010 “Brolio” Chianti Classico

The Castello di Brolio (the castle of Brolio) has been in the Ricasoli family since the 12th Century. Two of the family’s top wines (they produce a  total of 11) are labeled as Brolio. The top luxury bottling is named “Castello di Brolio” which is...