Not many in any country can boast the kind of history and legacy that Bindi Sergardi can. Their Mocenni estate is almost a mythical, untouched oasis in Tuscany, just north of Sienna in the Chianti Classico area of Vagligli. Here the estate was actually founded in 1067 as a fortress for Siena’s line of defense. It’s tucked away in the woods forming a south-facing amphitheater around the forest. Their reputation as an outsider that marches to the beat of their own drum has served them well, and critics can’t get enough of their wines.
The soil here is probably what sets them apart from everyone else. At an altitude of 1600 feet above sea level, the dirt here is the result of marine activity between 45-80 million years ago. The soil is Galestro, the rocky, schistous clay soil found in the vineyards of some of Tuscany’s very best wineries.
At these altitudes, you also great insane temperature drops from day to night, perfect for developing wines with natural acidic backbones. Throw in the long tradition of excellence and consistency, and you have all the ingredients for something special. This one is dark-fruited with a little earth and bramble to it. It’s an ideal compliment to lots of different food dishes but especially something with mushrooms and/or poultry.
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92 Pts, James Suckling
Subtle aromas of cherries, walnuts and chocolate follow through to a full body with round, creamy tannins and a delicious finish. There’s lushness and freshness at the same time. Hints of orange peel at the end.
90 Pts, Wine Spectator
Though supple initially, there is an earthy note playing against the cherry and berry flavors. Iron and tobacco chime in as the lightly chewy tannins rise on the lingering finish.