REGION: Tuscany, Italy
VARIETIES: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
One of the many wonderful things about Italian wines is the incredible history behind so many of them. Wine grapes, styles, regions and producers have been doing their thing for centuries here, and the Monte Bernardi name is no exception - it dates back to 1065! The current owners aren't quite that old, and indeed have embraced the modern in their approach to creating not only amazing Chiantis, but also this fabulous "Super-Tuscan" style using Bordeaux varietals. Plus their conversion to organic and biodynamics in 2004 shows the care they have for the vineyards and soils.