Once belonging to the Ricasoli family in neighbouring Brolio, the 160-hectare San Giusto a Rentennano estate passed to the Martini di Cigala family through marriage in 1914. Today, its familyrun, organic ethos brings charming boutique characteristics to the San Giusto a Rentennano Chianti Classico 2014. Hand-picked, lightly filtered such that you might find some sediment, fermented using native yeasts, and with yields of just 1 to 1.4kg per vine, the Chianti Classico is deeply coloured with lively cherry, pepper and savoury notes. Drink now through 2021. $48.15 from Luigi’s Wine
Excerpt from the January 2017 issue of epicure.