By creating PURO, the first Chianti without added sulfites, we wished to demonstrate that even without sulfites, wine can age. The grapes need to be ripe, healthy and intact for this to happen.
This wine is produced and made from older vines than the Puro, using 100% Sangiovese vinified in stainless steel tanks and aged in oak for 12 months, with no addition of sulfites at any stage.
We particularly remember 2011 for its two-part August. The first 15 days were relatively cool with days not exceeding 30°C and cold nights. In the second half of August, however, the sunshine was better and more powerful, allowing the grape varieties, particularly Sangiovese, to develop healthy, mature bunches that were concentrated and rich in polyphenols.
The 2013 vintage was impacted by a harsh winter with alternating sub-zero temperatures and heavy snowfalls. The spring was cool and rainy. However, despite a cool summer overall compared to previous seasons, a few heat spikes boosted the Sangiovese veraison period. Finally, the fluctuations in daytime and night-time temperatures favoured a progressive ripening phase.
1,200 bottles produced
In 2014, the relatively warm winter weather and the mild spring were the triggers for an early budding phase. However, the rainfall spread throughout the winter period rebalanced the vegetative cycle to allow the summer to accomplish its task gently: veraison. Thus, the bunches were able to mature progressively for an optimal harvest.
1,333 bottles produced
The winter of 2015 came later in our region, thus slowing down the vegetative awakening of the vines and the crying period by about ten days. Spring arrived at the right time, offering the vineyards a flowering period punctuated by sunny days and some rainfall. Finally, the long summer, with high temperatures exceeding 30°C and ideal climatic conditions, gave our grapes an ideal ripening.
10,000 bottles produced
The 2016 vintage is a great year that the winegrowers of our region still remember. In addition to having benefited from a late spring, it was mainly the abundant rainfall during the flowering period that contributed to the success of this season. Then, the warm and sunny summer allowed the grape varieties to ripen earlier for an optimal harvest and in particular a Sangiovese harvest of exceptional quality.
“The Puro wines are natural wines with no added sulfites. They demonstrate our ability to go beyond enological standards and to create innovative wines without compromising on quality. These wines are produced seriously but don’t take themselves seriously.”
"These wines perfectly reflect the features of the Chianti Rufina terroir. They are very important for us. They are the expression of what a Tuscan wine should be."
Our “Prestige” wines are wines deriving from our oldest vines, long-keeping wines, perfect for marking milestone moments or for celebrating life’s little pleasures.
“Surprising wines which will awaken your tastebuds and provide a perfect and joyful partner for deserts, aperitifs and festive feasts.”
The HERITAGE collection is an invitation to discover our history and our exceptional nectars to savor with each emblematic and unique vintage, bestowed with its own personality. A very limited release, each bottle is individually numbered and personally signed by the person recounts. We wish you an excellent journey in our company.
Oils of excellence for all tastes. Our three different oils all have the same nutritional qualities and only their taste varies depending on when the olives were harvested and pressed.
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