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I Veroni Chianti Rufina La Rusticola Vino Biologico 2020  - Invino

I Veroni Chianti Rufina La Rusticola Vino Biologico 2020

Sangiovese  |  Italy

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I Veroni is one of our hands-down favorite producers of sangiovese in the entire wine world. Chianti Rufina, of this quality, for under $25 doesn’t happen often – or at all! Especially for something like this…certified organic, tasty, racy, lip-smacking Chianti Rufina.

Do you know Chianti Rufina? It’s the second most famous of all seven subzones of the Chianti DOCG after the ubiquitous Chianti Classico. Because of its higher altitudes, above all the other subzones, the wines possess pronounced tannins and incredible acidity, making for a powerful and age-worthy representation of Tuscan sangiovese. And that’s what this I Veroni La Rusticola gives us. 

Called “La Rusticola,” named for the birds that frequent the property, this I Veroni wine is made by rockstar winemaking consultant Andrea Paoletti, whose skilled hands have made famed Super Tuscans Tignanello and Ornellaia, and winemaker/agronomist Paola de Blasi. This kind of pedigree for such a ridiculously priced wine is practically unheard of!

The 2020 vintage of La Rusticola is composed of 10% colorino with the rest being sangiovese. All manner of tart red berries here, especially fresh bing cherries, as well as cherry compote. There's a warm and heady clove/cinnamon factor, a bit of blood orange and roasted walnut, some ferrous notes plus lavender, white pepper, and enough zip, vim, and vigor to drain a bottle in record time, as we often do!! We recommend snagging at least a half-case of this at this outrageous price. While it lasts! 

About the Producer

The history of the farm dates back, as an agricultural complex, to the end of the 1500s when it was owned by the noble Gatteschi family who built the first fermentation tanks of the musts, still visible today, and, as a building complex, at the beginning of the 12th century as watchtower inside an immense fief owned by the Counts Guidi, a tower that is no longer visible because it is incorporated in the buildings of the following centuries which led to the current building structure.

The oldest historical document found, relating to Fattoria I Veroni as an agricultural complex, is dated 1582 and it is the testament of Bartolomeo d'Angiolo Gatteschi, personal physician of Cosimo I dei Medici, which describes the farms that make up the property of I Veroni and the vines present within the individual farms.

The name "veroni" derives from "verone" term of the ancient Tuscan with which indicated a terrace, loggia, covered or uncovered, and in particular, in the agricultural environment, the covered terrace with which ends the external staircase of the houses of countryside; at the Fattoria I Veroni there were in fact large brick terraces, of which only one remains today, from which then the name of the building complex and the place, as well as, today, of the entire company and its wines. I Veroni is, today, a specialized, certified organic winery, located in the Chianti Rùfina territory and precisely in the Municipality of Pontassieve at a distance of about 10 km from the city of Florence.

  • CountryItaly
  • RegionTuscany
  • AppellationChianti Rufina
  • Alcohol14.5%