2012 Podere Le Boncie Le Trame Chianti Classico
Nested deep in the tiny hamlet of San Felice in Castelnuovo Berardenga at the southern point of Tuscany’s Chianti Classico zone, Podere Le Boncie produces elegant and compelling wines. Winemaker Giovanna Morganti rst planted the tiny estate to local grape varieties in the 1970s, after inheriting the small farm from her father. Giovanna is dedicated to organic viticulture, and follows biodynamic principles in the vineyard and cellar. Wines are made slowly, wild fermented in open top wooden tanks and hand picked and crushed before being painstakingly aged in barrel and bottle prior to release. The rocky soils of the Castelnuovo Berardenga zone of Chianti Classico produce grapes with powerful natural acidity and wines of immense aging potential. Pretty serious stuff.