This is a compelling Sangiovese-driven wine with native grapes Colorino and Pugnitello (a rare variety that San Felice has championed) that reflects a distinctive part of southern Chianti, yielding a richer and darker-fruited style. It's extremely accessible and satisfying without losing its Tuscan character and soul thanks to the adherence to some tried-and-true traditions. This is a wine you don't have to rush to drink, either, as it will hold and even evolve nicely over the coming years (though we doubt it will last that long in anyone's home). Stock up while it's here, and it could be your Spring house red!
#24 ON WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100 WINES OF 2022
WINE SPECTATOR 92 POINTS 'SMART BUY' - "This supple red shows a core of cherry and plum fruit allied to olive, juniper and tobacco notes. Delivers well-integrated tannins and acidic structure, lingering nicely on the finish. Sangiovese, Colorino and Pugnitello. Drink now through 2030. 29,000 cases made, 9,745 cases imported."