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Ser Gioveto

~ The pristine cellars of Rocca delle Macie in Castellina in Chianti ~ In 1973, when Italo Zingarelli purchased what has now become the Rocca delle Macie estate,  the property was little more than a dilapidated 14th century farmhouse surrounded…

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Capannelle Solare

~ Barriques in the Capannelle Cellars ~ The Capannelle Estate lies among  the hills of Gaiole, in northern Chianti Classico and extends for approximately 20 hectares, 16 of which are under vine.  Capannelle produces three red wines from native varieties…

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Reserved Rancia

~ Cellar Relics ~ Wine is farming.  No matter how fanciful or romanticized we wine geeks revere in the process, it is simple, tiresome, back breaking farming.   In the words of Felsina’s own Giovanni Poggiali:  “Like all good farmers, our…

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