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
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.