Owner: Grati family. See Azienda Vinicola Galiga Fratelli Grati.
The Grati family have been producing wines in the Chianti Rùfina region for five generations. The XVI century Villa di Vetrice was built around an old XIII century watchtower. The Fattoria di Galiga (another Tuscan estate in Pontassieve owned by the Grati family) and Villa di Vetrice estates, run by Aziende Agricole Grati extend over 562 hectares and are situated between Pontassieve and Rùfina. The vineyards comprise over 100 hectares, the majority of which is Sangiovese, plus other traditional Tuscan red grape varieties like Colorino and Canaiolo. As well as vines, olive and cypress trees are planted.
IGT Toscana Canaiolo Bianco Borgo Prunatelli: Made from Canaiolo Bianco planted in a spot also well suited to Sangiovese. 2016 13.5% alc. Certified organic. A soft-centred but refreshing white, well balanced and smooth, lightly saline and tangy, with a fairly neutral flavour profile save for a double twist of light white and yellow tropical fruit aromatics (12 March 2021).
Chianti Rùfina DOCG, Villa di Vetrice: Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Refined in concrete vats. Aged 6 months in 28hl oak casks. 2018 13% alc. A well put together Chianti Rùfina with dark red fruit with a very engaging tangy note and well supported by new or newish oak oak with medium-body and plenty of life ahead. I’d give this at least another 3-4 years in bottle for it to round out fully, or drink it over a couple of days having decanted it first like I did (Feb 2021).
Chianti Rùfina DOCG Riserva, Villa di Vetrice: 2015 13% alc. Salty-tangy mid-weight dark fruit with oak (some old, some new I think) in the background. Needed decanting to loosen up. Mid-weight, smooth and with well-judged tannins if not the most complex but not yet in its prime (March 2021).
Chianti Rùfina DOCG Riserva, Vigneto Terre di Avanella: 2012 13% alc. Needed decanting to loosen up, allowing the tanginess of the fruit to shine.
Chianti Rùfina DOCG Riserva, Borgo Prunatelli: 2016 13.5% alc. Certified organic. Robust initially, took two days to loosen up, gave plenty of tannin with the fruit backed up with some still youthful oak (part new, part 2nd-fill I think, still rather young but enjoyable and well put together in a forthright style with plenty of time ahead (March 2021).
Vin Santo del Chianti Rùfina DOC Riserva, Villa di Vetrice: 2003 Produced. | 2004 16.5% alc.
Villa di Vetrice
Via di Vetrice, 5
50065 Pontassieve (FI), Italy
Tel+ 055 839 7008 | www.villadivetrice.it