Almost all of the growers with whom we work manage “small family farms.” Then there is Podere Campriano in Greve-in-Chianti, who proves the statement more literally than just about anyone. This tight-knit Tuscan family lives in a humble farmhouse atop a small hillside of 2 hectares of Sangiovese vines. This is their little organically pampered backyard from which they craft a delicious range of Chianti Classicos in the tiny stone cellars beneath their home. It is all family, all artisanal, all natural, and all good. The only hard part is figuring out which is better: the wines, or the heaping platters of house cured salamis and prosciuttos and the local, aged pecorino cheese drizzled with their own homemade red wine must balsamico, all of which are permanent place holders at their table every single day.
The three Campriano red wines are traditionally made and reflective of the unique terroir of the Alta Greve—dark, galestro schist infused wines with bold fruit and serious depth. All are 100% Sangiovese from three different micro terroirs (the upper and lower slope below their home, and a third hectare across the valley with a different exposition and more limestone). The extreme care and focus of the Lapini family and their dedication to organic agriculture impart a unique character and spirit upon their wines. These soulful wines are, much like the family, instantly likable. Above all, and most importantly, they are delicious to drink at table, and we can't wait to make them a part of our daily life.
All grapes are hand harvested and sorting takes place in the vineyard. All fermentations take place in stainless steel tanks and all wines are neither filtered nor fined.
The Chianti Classico ages for 10 to 12 months in oak barrels that are 4 to 5 years old. After barrel aging, wine ages in stainless steel tanks for 10 to 12 months and then ages in bottle for at least an additional 12 months before release.
Chianti Classico Riserva:
The Riserva ages for 10 to 12 months in oak barrels that are 4 to 5 years old. After barrel aging, wine ages in stainless tanks for 12 to 14 months and then ages in bottle for at least an additional 18 months before release.