Stefano Amerighi is a young dynamo of a winemaker producing some of the most remarkable Syrah from a hilly region in Southern Tuscany called Chiuso di Cortona to the west of Siena near the border with Umbria.

8 ha of densely planted biodynamic (Demeter certified) vines lie on the perfect blend of mix of clay, silt & chalk produce some of the most captivating and pure expressions of the Syrah grape we have seen from Italy.

Stefano’s farm is a complete ecosystem with olive trees, vines, forest, crops and livestock and the Syrah, some de-stemmed, some whole bunch is gently foot pressed and fermented with wild yeast in small concrete vats without the use of pumps, sulphur or temperature control.

The wine is then left to clarify naturally in a combination of wood and cement tanks, where they are kept for 14 months before bottling and the results are just mind-blowing — über-pure, elegant, textural wines made with the greatest of care and attention.