Tenuta CaparsaTuscany, Italy
Paulo Cianferoni's vineyards are in the very heart of Chianti, and grow mostly Sangiovese.
Sixty percent of the estate is still forested to maintain biodiversity, believing that herbicides "simplify a vineyard", and that exciting wines can only be made with respect for nature. He believes the 46-year-old vines produce wines that are rustic at first, yet are innately very age-worthy. The vines grow in gallestro and alberese soils, working hard to reach the water deep under the surface. This adheres to the old principle which applies to humans as much as vines, that when you're bored and have everything you need on a plate, boredom sets in and you wither and die. These wines represent authentic Tuscany - wines with character and fantastic ability to age. A must for lovers of Sangiovese or classic Italian wines.