$77.00 USD

Giovanna’s flagship wine “Le Trame”—formerly classified as Chianti Classico but proudly a Toscana Rosso since she wearied of the red tape and exited the appellation in 2012—comprises almost entirely Sangiovese, head-trained and densely planted, with splashes of interplanted indigenous varieties (Colorino, Mammolo, Foglia Tonda, and Ciliegiolo), all planted in the late 1980s. Fermented in open-top oak casks and aged in a combination of large botti and 500-liter barrels (all well used), Le Trame expresses powerful, punchy minerality and a purity of fruit—robustly healthy, untampered fruit—that soars from the glass. The spectacular 2021 vintage, reduced 35% in volume due to frost, brought forth a Le Trame of spellbinding intensity, brimming with a mouthwatering minerality verging on the saline, with savory red fruits and a thrilling sense of kinetic energy on the palate.