It's as easy as a Tuscan morning: You leave Florence, drive east a few miles and suddenly a whole new world opens up before you - the hills of Chianti Rufina. Near Rufina you discover the wineries of Villa di Vetrice. In the midst of vineyards, olive groves and cypresses stands a superb 13th-century lookout tower, at the foot of which estate houses are nestled into the landscape. The villa, with a history that reaches all the way back to the 13th century, is the heart of it, and a place where an unparalleled product is created. Pressing exceptional grapes and producing first-class wines, watching them mature and sending them out into the world is a big responsibility. For five generations now, the hills of Villa di Vetrice have been cultivated by vintners who are passionate about this tradition and the responsibility that comes with it.
This vibrant wine opens with aromas that recall tilled soil, iris, strawberry and an earthy note of porcini mushroom. The racy palate offers underripe wild cherry, grilled herb and a hint of baking spice while smooth tannins and bright acidity provide an easy-drinking framework.