In July 2014, La Porta di Vertine winemaker Giacomo Mastretta (above) asked wine blogger Jeremy Parzen to create an English language blog devoted to La Porta di Vertine and its wines in the U.S.
Check back at LaPortaDiVertineUSA.com for news and updates from Gaiole in Chianti, harvest notes, and vintage notes.
On La Porta di Vertine (Gaiole in Chianti):
“The estate follows a non-interventionalist approach in the cellar,” wrote leading Italian wine writer Antonio Galloni in 2012, “with no sulfur added at crush, ambient yeasts and no temperature control. All of those choices give the wines more variability from year to year than readers might want, but there is no denying that at their best, these are compelling and highly individual wines that stand apart from the vast majority of wines being made today.”
La Porta di Vertina is an organically farmed estate in Gaiole in Chianti, in the heart of Chianti Classico.
It is one of “an increasing number of producers who really care about local expression, or who have learned that Toscana’s distinction lies in carefully ripend Sangiovese, eschew non-Tuscan grapes and there has been a re-evaluation of Chianti Classico and particularly Riserva versions, and of top-quality all-Sangiovese wines in general.” (Wine Grapes by Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding, and Jose Vouillamoz, 2012).