Why Be Curious? Living and growing vines on 4 hectares in Radda, on some of the highest vineyards in Chianti (420-490 m. / 1380-1610 ft.), Roberto Bianchi has managed to bring together Radda’s elegant and delicate profumo, with a preference for ‘wines that don’t make you tired.’ What a concept! Fire up that grill…crush the virgin garlic for the bruschetta and taste a Chianti that doesn’t want to word ‘super’ anywhere near it.
Vigna / Vineyard: Particularly rocky soil of chalk and marl. The soil, and, especially the altitude, make Radda in general known for tight-knit acidity. The eastern-exposed vineyards have the extra sun-shade protection from the mountain, Monte alla Croce, allowing the grapes to ripen evenly and a little each day. No cooked fruit here.
Val delle Corti Chianti Classico
Vigna / Vineyard
Denominazione / Appellation: Chianti Classico DOCG
Nome / Name: Various parcels around Radda.
Quota / Altitude: 420-490 m. / 1380-1610 ft.
Suoli / Type of soils: Limestone and marl.
Esposizione / Exposure: East / northeast.
Vitigni / Varieties: Sangiovese 95% and Canaiolo 5%.
Età delle viti / Vine age: between 10 and 20 years old.
Densità / Planting Density: 5000 vines/hectare.
Allevamento / Trellis system: Guyot.
Data di vendemmia / Harvest date: First half of October.
Metodo di vendemmia / Harvest technique: Hand harvested.
Metodo agricolo / Agricultural technique: Organic and Biodynamic.
Resa / Yield: 5000 kilograms / hectare.
Cantina / Cellar
Lieviti / Yeasts: Native.
Fermentazione alcolica / Alcoholic fermentation: 21 days at up to 30°C, and 3 months at 15°C.
Fermentazione malolattica / Malolactic fermentation: Yes.
Affinamento / Élevage: Large botti/ of Slavonian oak.
Chiarificazione, filtrazione / Clarification, filtration: None.
Zolfo / Sulphur: 70 mg/L total, 30 mg/L free.
Altri prodotti aggiunti? / Other products added?: None
Produzione annua / Annual production: 1250 cases.
Gradazione alcolica / Alcoholic %: 13.5%.
Tappo e bottiglia / Closure and bottle: Natural cork, 750 ml Bordeaux bottle.