L’Erta di Radda Chianti Classico 2021

L’Erta di Radda Chianti Classico 2021


Country: Italy 

Region: Tuscany 

Grape: Sangiovese, Canaiolo 

Year: 2021 

ABV: 14% 

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Winemaker Diego Finocchi lives on the northern side of Radda in Chianti, in the heartland of the Tuscan wine-making region. Indeed, the name Erta translates to a steep slope which describes the landscape of Diego's home and his vineyard. At the age of 24, Diego took a punt and bought 5 hectares of a small vineyard next door to the famous Montevertine winery and took a great step towards his dream of becoming a winemaker. In 2009, Diego achieved this dream and began producing his own Chianti Classico and he has been producing quality wines ever since. Following Diego's great respect for the land and environment which supports him and his family, the vintage at L'Erta di Radda is done completely manually and the winemaking process is totally organic.

Diego's hard work hasn't gone unnoticed having been featured in the Washington Post with the 2017 vintage. He is now also a double winner of the prestigious Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri award for the 2019 vintage and this 2021 vintage.

This certified organic Chianti Classico consists of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo with the two grape varieties growing within the same vineyard. The wine presents an immaculate example of a juicy, low intervention, artisanal Chianti Classico.