$80.00 USD

Chiesamonti is a 1.3-hectare parcel adjacent to the town of San Felice in Castelnuovo Berardenga, with a stonier soil profile and a lower clay content than Giovanna’s home turf. The vines, now over a decade old, used to be blended into “Cinque” in their younger years, but they are ready for prime time, and this wine—bottled on its own for the first time with the 2018 vintage—provides a fascinating counterpoint to “Le Trame”: silkier, higher-toned, and overall prettier, with a more blatant mineral underpinning and less sumptuously fleshy fruit. It spends two years in Stockinger barrels, just like its sister wine, and it comprises nearly entirely Sangiovese, with a touch of Canaiolo. The gorgeous 2021 offers an ethereal sense of aromatic lift, with a spice-driven, finely delineated palate of fresh herbs, salt, and silky red fruits.