The Grati family has produced wine for three generations. They began as a negociant operation that bought and sold Rufina wines. In 1934 the Grati family bought Fattoria di Galiga, twenty years later acquiring Fattoria Vetrice, and completing their holdings with Fattoria di Marte. They currently hold 562 hectares of which 100 are under vine- one-fifth of the total vineyard area of Rufina. They are second only to Frescobaldi in terms of production.Their superbly sited hillside vineyards lie in a natural amphitheatre where the valley of the Sieve broadens above Rufina. Due to this excellent location, where, thanks to a southerly exposure, the grapes ripen under a daylong sun, and with the strictest selection of fruit, the family produces wines that age well, and with great character and elegance at every stage.

Production Zone: Hills between Pontassieve and Rfina, DOC Chianti Rfina east of Firenze

Grape variety: 90% Sangiovese, 7% Canaiolo, 3% Colorino

Color: Ruby red evolving towards garnet with aging.

Nose: A fruity bouquet, packed with fresh cherry flavors, and hints of blackberry and dried fruits.

Palate: A dry and slightly tannic taste that gains finesse with time.

Food matches: Grilled red meats, game, pasta and aged cheeses.

Serving Temperatures: 16/18 C

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Az. Agr. Fattoria Galiga e Vetrice di F.lli Grati

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