Fattoria di Rodáno is located in the heart of the Chianti Classico in the famed region of Castellina in Chianti. The original farm dates to the Middle Ages and sits on the historic “Via Franchigena” used by pilgrims to travel from northern Europe to Rome. It became a wine-producing property in the sixteenth century. The winery has been in the Pozzesi family for three generations, since 1958. Vittorio Pozzesi, who owned the winery until his passing in 2012, was the President of the Chianti Classico Consortium. His son, Enrico is now the winemaker and managing partner of the winery. Rodano’s former winemaker was Guilio Gambelli, one of the most legendary winemakers in Chianti, consulting for such estates as Montevertine and Gianfranco Soldera. Rodáno is a large estate by local standards, with more than a hundred hectares under vine. The heart and soul of their vineyard holdings is the beautifully situated vineyard of Viacosta, which is a perfect, south-facing bowl of old vines that average between 35 and 45 years of age. In top vintages, the Rodáno Riserva Chianti bottling is made from the Viacosta vineyard. In addition to Sangiovese, the Viacosta vineyard also has a small parcel of Cabernet Sauvignon planted here, which is used in the estate’s IGT bottling, called Mon Nene, named after Enrico's daughter.
VINEYARD: From vineyards in Castellina in Chianti.
VITICULTURE: Hand-harvested. Practicing organic.
VINIFICATION: They do not use selected yeast. 22-day maceration with remontage (pumping over) and
delestage (racking and returning).
AGING: Aged for 15 months in large Slavonian botti.
PRODUCTION: 7,300 cases
ACCOLADES: 92 pts Wine Spectator (2017), 92 pts Vinous Media (2016), 91 pts Wine Advocate (2015)
Fattoria Rodano Chianti Classico 2018 is a juicy red wine with aromas of black fruit, notes of violets and wild herbs, and hints of wet earth and tobacco. On the palate it's very fruity, delicate and elegant. An easy-to-drink wine, fresh and with a long, pleasant finish.