La Ginestra - 2019 Chianti DOCG

2019 Chianti DOCG

Tuscany, Italy

There’s a lot of average Chianti out there, so here’s one to change the narrative. Plush cranberry, ripe cherry, bounteous berries. Garlands of spice and a dusty tannin that feels like you just walked into a beautiful old theatre and a burlesque show came on. Table wine with power.

There is a beautiful resurgence in Italy of younger, climate oriented people who are turning to co-op lifestyles in order to reinvigorate broken agricultural systems. These three friends started back in 1978  when they felt impassioned to save a patch of land from expropriation. With the help of goats, they began by clearing all the bushes and weeds from the fields. Slowly, year after year, they began to plant seeds. First focusing on cereals and legumes, and then eventually moving into beekeeping and vines. The wines are rustic, honest, natural.