Giovanna Morganti has quickly forged her reputation as one of the most exciting new winemakers in Tuscany producing epic wines from the village of San Felice just north of Castelnuovo Berardenga, in the southern section of the Chianti Classico zone.
The vineyard, planted with obviously with Sangiovese, but also Ciliegiolo, Colorino, Foglia tonda Mammolo and Prugnolo, is farmed organically and harvested by hand. Production embraces biodynamic philosophy and non-interventionist methods and the Chianti Classico ‘La Trame’, roughly translated as ‘the intrigues’ is a highlight from the estate — authentic, full of character and built to age. Since the 2011 vintage, Giovanna has opted out of the Chianti Classico consorzio, labelling her wines instead as IGT Toscana. This was due to the consorzio bowing to the power of the large producers and no longer reflecting the quality and authenticity that the smaller producers aim for. A true vinous artisan.