Usher in the Chinese Year of the Rooster with noble Chianti Classico, famously represented by its seal of Gallo Nero, or the Black Rooster.
Once belonging to the Ricasoli family in neighbouring Brolio, the 160-hectare San Giusto a Rentennano estate passed to the Martini di Cigala family through marriage in 1914. Today, its familyrun, organic ethos brings charming boutique characteristics to the San Giusto a Rentennano Chianti Classico 2014. Hand-picked, lightly filtered such that you might find some sediment, fermented using native yeasts, and with yields of just 1 to 1.4kg per vine, the Chianti Classico is deeply coloured with lively cherry, pepper and savoury notes. Drink now through 2021. $48.15 from Luigi’s Wine
Excerpt from the January 2017 issue of epicure.