Roberto Bianchi’s father purchased the Val delle Corti estate in Radda and moved his family there in the 1970s. At the time, his father was ridiculed for his lightly-colored, acidic Sangiovese - a consequence of Radda’s high elevation (500+ meters) and Val delle Corti’s north- and northeast-facing vineyards. Radda has since become famous for producing the most elegant and restrained Chianti Classicos, and Val delle Corti’s shadier exposition has come into its own because of global warming. Farming is certified organic and fermentations are indigenous. This Chianti Classico is 95% sangiovese and 5% cannaiolo aged the traditional way in large, old Slavonian oak barrels. 13.5% alcohol. Classic aromas and flavors of red fruits, herbs, and forest floor. It’s excellent with richer tomato-based dishes, including pastas and pizzas, as well as steak and game.