LOCATION : Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy
PROPRIETOR: Pozzesi Family(since the 16th century)
AGE OF VINES: 35-45 years
FARMING: SCertified Organic
VARIETIES: 100% Sangiovese
CELLAR: fermentations in cement and aging in large, neutral botte (wooden casks) and used barriques
This somewhat quiet, under the radar winery has roots going back to the 16th century, and it has been in the same family since then. But it was in 1967 when Vittorio Pozzesi took the first steps to building the superb quality and reputation by bottling their own wines instead of selling to the coop or negociants.
The next steps included a shift to certified organic farming and bringing winemaker Guilio Gambelli on board. One of the most legendary winemakers in Chianti, he counted such legendary producers as Montevertine and Gianfranco Soldera among his prestigious clients. Sadly he passed in 2012, but the family took what they had learned from this master and never missed a step.