Radda in Chianti Tuscany
It is difficult in this day and age to find the true artisan, a person with complete passion and dedication to a cause, which is why an encounter with Piero Lanza is so refreshing. Piero is totally devoted to his 11 hectare Chianti Classico property and to producing a wine that best expresses the typicity of Sangiovese, while reflecting the individuality of Poggerino’s terroir. Located in the commune of Radda, Piero and his sister, Benedetta, took over the estate from their father in the mid 1980’s and have extensively renovated the vineyards and, more recently, the old property at Bugialla in to a stunning agriturismo. The wines are typically full and rich yet retain beautiful elegance and perfumed fruit. They taste like Chianti should and they are always good, even in lesser years.
The attention to detail in the vineyard verges on fanatical, with biodynamic farming, careful clonal selection, close planted vines, nitrogenous cover crops, extensive canopy management and hand picking to ensure the best possible combination of concentration, acidity and ripe tannins.