Il Volano

A great value in Italian wine from one of our favorite producers. Much more serious than the price would let on. Bright cherry fruit balanced by good acidity and soft tannin.

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Founded in 1995, Il Molino do Grace is a certified organic farm and winery with 44ha under vine in Panzano in the heart of the Chianti Classico appellation. The vineyards sit on the typical galestro soil, a combination of marl and limestone — very crumbly, calcareous rocks, which are soft and permeable to heat and water, thus ensuring outstanding drainage and maturation. The vines range in age from 25 to 70 years old. This is a winery that we are very excited to work with. The Grace family believes letting Sangiovese speak, which it is so good at doing, rather than attempting to craft a wine that reflects any particular house style. Their expressions of Sangiovese are elegant, complex, and powerful.

The vineyard is located above the hills of Lucarelli and has existed on the property for over 350 years. The fields are rocky and have south facing slopes. All fertilizer used on the vineyard is organic. Grapes are hand harvested and picked only by hand. The grapes are fermented using native yeasts. Then the wine is macerated for 20 days at a controlled temperature of 28-30°C with a soft extraction process and frequent punch-downs.


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