In the Sea of Chianti, the light of Fietri
The widespread increase in the quality of Italian wine in the last twenty years has passed, often through the rise to prominence of almost unknown territories or in the "conversion" to wine areas of never so imagined moorlands. Docet Tuscany, from Bolgheri to the Maremma: boasts lands, which thanks to true wine pioneers have acquired their own universal acceptance and dignity. But there are also those, who with great courage and determination, have decided to invest their themselves in areas bearing consolidated coats of arms, already "inflated", for the abnormal number of labels and hectoliters produced there,. To emerge from and to find a space above the crowd in the dense and vast sea of Chianti Classico, for example, is one of the most arduous challenges a wine entrepreneur today can attempt. Fietri, ten acres embedded in the celebrated hills between Gaiole and Castelnuovo Berardenga, is a beautiful reality, where, in 2003, the Di Capua family, assisted by Stefano Chioccioli decided to initiate a project of uncompromising quality. Its super low yields, clean and organized model wine cellars divided between stainless-steel fermenters and 700 liter tonneau; its production systems entirely devoted to the respect of the raw materials, which consists mainly Sangiovese grapes, have, in addition to a seductive and refined Chianti Classico, obtained a surprising and formidable rosé, recently complemented by an excellent Chardonnay, "Hic et Nunc", made in the Burgundian style.
Fietri is also a jewel of hospitality, where you can stay in luxury apartments located among the vineyards, where time truly seems to have stopped.
Translation: JS 19 Gen 2012