Mentioned in Dante Alighieri’s “Divina Commedia,” the Ormanni family was a fixture in Florentine and at the estate that bears their name dating back to 1200. Every 200 years or so a record of sale can be found, until the 1818 when Vincenzo Brini purchased it. The sprawling estate in the heart of the Chianti Classico DOCG, 242 hectares, 68 of which are under vine, has been in the family ever since.
Now run by Paola Brini Batacchi, Ormanni wines are among Chianti Classico’s most regal and stately iterations. They are clearly constructed with great food and lively conversation in mind – the Tuscan way. We had loved the wines for years from afar, but when Paola's husband and our good friend Francesco Daddi parted ways with Castello La Leccia to join her at her own venture, it was clear that the stars had aligned for Ormanni's addition to our portfolio.
The vines for their Chianti Classico are located near Barberino d’Elsa at 350-400m above sea level. For the Riserva Borro del Diavolo, the vines are in the vineyard by the same name as well as nearby Montignano. All are certified organic. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks, and wines are then moved into large oak barrels or barrique, depending on the wine.
Ormanni Sangiovese di Toscana