In Tuscany there is a small Village of medieval origin in the middle of Chianti Land, "Volpaia", I remembered how wonderful was my stay on this "Borgho" Where I had the best Medieval lunch ever, walking around of this place is like you live in another time, every single corner is like a postcard, not just only the landscape, is the town by it self that make your trip worth it. For me the best time of my visit was the sunset everything turn out more interesting, lighting was gorgeous, the twilight and blue hour were a gift for my camera.
The cellar at Volpaia is run by the Mascheroni Stianti family – Carlo, Giovannella, Nicolò and Federica – who treat their often complex work with passion and enthusiasm. Behind the walls of the XI century buildings is all the modern technology required for fermentation, aging and maturing. The property spans 360 hectares, of which 12 hectares are home to olive trees and 46 hectares house vineyards – all sitting at an altitude of between 400 and 650 meters. And their Chianti Classico Riserva has a ruby-red hue with a trace of garnet. The nose is elegant, displaying hints of spices and fruit. This a well-structured wine with smooth tannins and a long finish.
Made from organically farmed grapes, this gorgeous expression of Sangiovese opens with rich aromas of ripe plum, leather and cooking spices. The vibrant palate delivers a core of black cherry and raspberry accented by white pepper, thyme, sage and mineral notes, with fresh acidity and solid tannins.