Fun Fact: The Fattoria Poggerino vineyard consists of 106 acres (including the vineyard) as well as a few old traditional stone houses and a 12th century church. The winery is one of the properties of a large estate that belonged to Prince Ginori Conti, a descendant from one of Florence’s oldest families.

The Poggerino Chianti Classico is made at the Fattoria Poggerino vineyard located in the commune of Radda in Chianti. The first Chianti Classico was made in 1980.

This wine has a bright ruby red color, with notes of blackberries, leather, cherries and red currant with a touch of licorice and vanilla. The Poggerino Chianti Classico pairs extremely well with the Rare Lasagna or the Salami Pizzetta.

The Fattoria Poggerino vineyard is a small organic family ran vineyard. Poggerino’s wines are produced exclusively from its own grapes at the vineyard, and every step of the wine production is carried out by the owners themselves.

The harvest for the Poggerino Chianti Classico begins during the last week of September and into the first 10 days of October, using Sangiovese grapes. The process of vinification and maceration takes place in stainless steel tanks for a little over a month. In December, the new wine is racked in casks of Slovenian and French oak. The wine ages for a year and is then bottled the following spring. The wine ages for a minimum of eight months before being sold.