This fine Chianti, made by the Bandinelli brothers, is made in an ancient cellar that hasn’t changed since the Renaissance. This is a wine of rustic country beauty. Broad-shouldered, with hearty tannin and acidity and a dark, earthy quality to its fruit, it is a lumberjack wine that can cut through anything a Tuscan table can throw its way—wild game and aged cheeses are some of our favorites. The Bandinelli bros insist on organic farming, indigenous yeasts, and long aging in large oak tonneaux to achieve authentic Sangioveses, to be enjoyed now and for many years to come.
98 POINTS, Vinous. "Flat out stunning. Dark, dense and resonant, the 2016 is a wonderfully complete wine that will provide readers with decades of pure drinking pleasure. This is especially dark and brooding, and yet the tannins are incredibly polished to...
A "baby Brunello." This Rosso di Montalcino is from younger vines and is made to drink young. This Sangiovese is medium bodied but with good concentration. Elegant and old-world, it is well balanced with a mix of red berries, violets,...
91 POINTS, James Suckling formally of Wine Spectator. "Very beautiful and perfumed with floral and fresh cherry character. Medium-bodied, silky and creamy with a lovely finish. A Brunello to drink now."