Located in a historical estate of Chianti Classico is a winery focusing on terroir driven, low intervention wines. Poggio Torselli 1427 is a winery lead by a dynamic young winemaker, Eduardo Colapinto. The wines are high-quality with great character and fruit. I had the pleasure of tasting these wines recently, and they were absolutely outstanding!
The winery does careful manual work in the vineyards, which is important to them and the wine they produce. They use ambient yeasts and eliminate clarification and filtering, which provides great satisfaction. One of the first wines I tasted was the 2016 Chianti Classico. Aged 12 months in large Slovenian oak casks and is 100% Sangiovese. This wine is medium bodied and has nice freshness, fruit, and structure. On the palate it’s balanced and has a pleasant finish. This wine is ideal with meats, grilled vegetables, and fish!
I also enjoyed the 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva, which is from the best selection of Sangiovese grapes. It’s complex, full bodied, and elegant with nice freshness and balance. The finish is long and delicious with some subtle oak; very well integrated. This wine is aged 24 months in oak, and would be ideal with game meats and cave aged cheeses.
One of my favorites of the lineup was the 2019 Bizzarria Rosso, which is just so lovely! It’s fruity with a freshness thats addicting, and a palate loaded with minerals and fruit and hints of chocolate. I really enjoyed this wine which has a beautiful label too. This one is aged in stainless steel tanks, which preserves that refreshing and delicious fruit! This wine is ideal for an everyday meal, which I paired it with steak, mushrooms, and sweet potato mashed potatoes.
The winery has as well, a stunning Villa where time has simply stopped it’s so stunning! I hope to one day visit, but for now I am very happy sipping their wine while looking at this amazing place via my MacBook.
“Located on the hills surrounding the village of San Casciano in Val di Pesa and set at the end of an elegant cypress-lined avenue, the Villa suddenly unfolds before the eyes of visitors. Beautiful and grandiose, it rises on the Poggio, surrounded by vineyards and olive trees, offering breath-taking views of the Chianti Classico hills and the city of Florence.” – Poggiotorselli.it
The villa has nine bedrooms, all with different colors, character, and history. Theres a ballroom, an Italian garden, and plenty of libraries to offer throughout this stunning place. Poggio Torselli also has olive groves to make “Green Gold of the Tuscan Hills” where they produce an Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The soils here are ideal for growing olives, and add a uniqueness and aging potential.
Overall this is a winery that you’ll want to put a visit on your bucket list for. I know I hope to go one day, once they open the borders again. Until then, I will enjoy Poggio Torselli wines, which you can shop online on their site!
Always remember, eat what you like and drink what you love. Please pair responsibly!