Producer Spotlight: Tenuta Sticciano
Welcome to the latest installment of our series highlighting the wineries and producers that craft the wines for Tasting Room! We're excited to show you some behind-the-scenes photos and give you a peek at how our Chianti is made at the historical Tenuta Sticciano in Tuscany.
Tenuta Sticciano, nestled in the Tuscan countryside, is a 17th-century estate once owned by the Medici family. It has a long wine-making history, with documents dating back to 1815 that mention winemaking, although Sangiovese was probably produced even before then, in the historic cellar adjoining the villa.
Even today, the Chianti and other wines produced at Sticciano are left to mature in the same cellar that was used three centuries ago.
The wines of Sticciano are an expression of this enchantingly beautiful land. The Sangiovese grapes are maintained sustainably in the vineyards in a sand-gravel loam mixture, while in the cellar, modern vinification methods allow the winemaker to use extremely low doses of sulphites.
The result is a lovely red that's full of Old World charm, the flavors of Maraschino cherry, dried orange zest and leather giving way to fine-grained tannins and layers of complexity. Taste the wine for yourself: the Tenuta Sticciano Chianti is on sale now at Tasting Room.