Azienda Agricola San Donatino - Poggio al Mori - Chianti Classico 2019
In 1971, Léo Férre – the well-known French singer and poet – and his wife, Maria Cristina Diaz, bought a farm in the heart of Chianti Classico and relocated their family to Tuscany. Their first harvests were sold in bulk until the early 1990's when the family decided to start making and bottling their own wines. Today, Maria Cristina's son, Mathieu (Math), manages all aspects of the property, including the vineyards, winemaking, olive oil production, an agriturismo, and a craft brewery. The estate is located in Castellina in Chianti at an altitude of 420 meters. The 16 ha of vineyards have been farmed biodynamically since 2005 and they received organic certification in 2018. Fermentation occurs spontaneously with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel, macerations are prolonged, and the wines remain sur lie for several months. The wines are not fined or filtered and small amounts of sulfites are used only at bottling.
San Donatino's Chianti Classico is made from 100% Sangiovese that is hand-harvested and spontaneously fermented with native yeasts without temperature control in stainless steel tanks. The wine is kept on the skins for 3 months, on the lees for 6 and aged in tank for two years, with a final six months of bottle aging before release. The wine shows a lustrous ruby color in the glass. On the nose, lifted aromas of sour cherries and autumn leaves permeate the sense. The palate is energetic with pristine cherry fruits and firm tannins that flow into a long finish. Enoy with sausage, peppers and onions cooked with tomatoes and herbs.