Val delle Corti | Estate winery in Località Le Croce in Radda-in-Chianti in the Chianti Classico DOCG region of Tuscany, Italy.

Owner | Roberto Bianchi. His father Giorgio moved the family from Milan to here in the 1970s to be able to make wine. Roberto studied and lived in Germany (degree in German literature, German wife) before returning to run the estate after his father died.

Vineyards | 7 hectares (17.3 acres), owned and rented. East-north-east facing just south-west of Radda town. Stony terrain (‘sassoso’). White soil. 450-500m altitude, less susceptible to warming climatic conditions.

Organic certification | 2014 First vintage with full organic certification.

Red wines

Il Campino | 100% Sangiovese. Unoaked.

Chianti Classico DOCG, Val delle Corti | 2015 95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo. Made by Seán O’Callaghan. Bright crunchy fruit, vibrant (Anteprima 2018). | 2017 95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo. Very juicy (Anteprima 2020).

Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, Val delle Corti | 2013 Bottled. | 2015 100% Sangiovese. | 2016 100% Sangiovese. 14% Nice crunch and texture to the fruit, very clear, with no hint of over-ripeness (Anteprima 2020).

Bibliography

Telephone call with Roberto Bianchi 25th Oct 2018.

Contact

Val delle Corti

Val delle Corti, 141

Loc. La Croce

I-53017 Radda in Chianti (SI = Siena), Italy

Tel+39 0577 738215